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Advances in Archaeological and Museum Science

Archaeological Obsidian Studies

Method and Theory

Editors: Shackley, M. Steven (Ed.)

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This volume is the third in the Advances in Archaeological and Museum Science series sponsored by the Society for Archaeological Sciences (SAS). The purpose of this series is to provide summaries of advances in various topics in ar­ chaeometry, archaeological science, environmental archaeology, preservation technology, and museum conservation. The SAS exists to encourage interdisciplinary collaboration between archaeologists and colleagues in the natural and physical sciences. SAS mem­ bers are drawn from many disciplinary fields. However, they all share a common belief that physical science techniques and methods constitute an essential component of contemporary archaeological field and laboratory studies. The series editors wish to thank the reviewers of each of the chapters in this volume for their excellent comments and suggestions. We also wish to thank Chriss jones for her invaluable assistance in the preparation of the texts for submission to the publisher. xi Preface As noted in the introductory chapter, this volume is the second major review of research progress in the study of archaeological obsidian. An earlier book, Advances in Obsidian Glass Studies: Archaeological and Geochemical Perspectives, appeared in 1976. A comparison of the treatment of topics reflected in this earlier work and that contained in this volume not only highlights important advances in the quality and depth of research on archaeological obsidian over more than a quarter of a century but also illustrates more generally some characteristics of developments in the archaeological science field in general.

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Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Current Issues and Future Directions in Archaeological Volcanic Glass Studies

    Shackley, M. Steven

    Pages 1-14

  • A Systematic Approach to Obsidian Source Characterization

    Glascock, Michael D. (et al.)

    Pages 15-65

  • Mediterranean Islands and Multiple Flows

    Tykot, Robert H.

    Pages 67-82

  • Intrasource Chemical Variability and Secondary Depositional Processes

    Shackley, M. Steven

    Pages 83-102

  • Characterization of Archaeological Volcanic Glass from Oceania

    Weisler, Marshall I. (et al.)

    Pages 103-128

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Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Archaeological Obsidian Studies
Book Subtitle
Method and Theory
Editors
  • M. Steven Shackley
Series Title
Advances in Archaeological and Museum Science
Series Volume
3
Copyright
1998
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4757-9276-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4757-9276-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-306-45804-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4757-9278-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 244
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