Logo - springer
Slogan - springer

Social Sciences - Anthropology & Archaeology | X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometry (XRF) in Geoarchaeology

X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometry (XRF) in Geoarchaeology

Shackley, M. Steven (Ed.)

2011, XIV, 231 p. 32 illus., 11 illus. in color.

Available Formats:
eBook
Information

Springer eBooks may be purchased by end-customers only and are sold without copy protection (DRM free). Instead, all eBooks include personalized watermarks. This means you can read the Springer eBooks across numerous devices such as Laptops, eReaders, and tablets.

You can pay for Springer eBooks with Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Paypal.

After the purchase you can directly download the eBook file or read it online in our Springer eBook Reader. Furthermore your eBook will be stored in your MySpringer account. So you can always re-download your eBooks.

 
$49.95

(net) price for USA

ISBN 978-1-4419-6886-9

digitally watermarked, no DRM

Included Format: PDF and EPUB

download immediately after purchase


learn more about Springer eBooks

add to marked items

Hardcover
Information

Hardcover version

You can pay for Springer Books with Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Paypal.

Standard shipping is free of charge for individual customers.

 
$129.00

(net) price for USA

ISBN 978-1-4419-6885-2

free shipping for individuals worldwide

usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days


add to marked items

Softcover
Information

Softcover (also known as softback) version.

You can pay for Springer Books with Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Paypal.

Standard shipping is free of charge for individual customers.

 
$69.95

(net) price for USA

ISBN 978-1-4614-3620-1

free shipping for individuals worldwide

usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days


add to marked items

  • No other volume examining recently technological advances of XRF for archaeological uses.
  • Contributors are archaeologists, geologists, chemists and physicists
  • Provides invaluable guidance to the technology, pertinent for those working at historically or culturally sensitive sites where non-destructive analysis of archaeological materials is imperative

Since the 1960s, x-ray fluorescence spectrometry (XRF), both wavelength and energy-dispersive have served as the workhorse for non-destructive and destructive analyses of archaeological materials. Recently eclipsed by other instrumentation such as LA-ICP-MS, XRF remains the mainstay of non-destructive chemical analyses in archaeology, particularly for volcanic rocks, and most particularly for obsidian. In a world where heritage and repatriation issues drive archaeological method and theory, XRF remains an important tool for understanding the human past, and will remain so for decades to come.

Currently, there is no comprehensive book in XRF applications in archaeology at a time when the applications of portable XRF and desktop XRF instrumentation are exploding particularly in anthropology and archaeology departments worldwide.

The contributors to this volume are at the forefront of the newest applications of XRF to archaeological solutions.  It covers all relevant aspects of the field for those using the newest XRF technologies.

Content Level » Graduate

Keywords » Archaeological Methods - In Situ Analysis - Obsidian Studies - Remote Sensing - XRF and geological material - XRF in archaeological chemistry - destructive analysis of materials - energy-dispersive x-ray fluorescence - portable XRF instrumentation - volcanic rock examination

Related subjects » Analytical Chemistry - Anthropology & Archaeology - Geology

Table of contents / Preface / Sample pages 

Popular Content within this publication 

 

Articles

Read this Book on Springerlink

Services for this book

New Book Alert

Get alerted on new Springer publications in the subject area of Archaeology.