Natural Science in Archaeology

Recent Advances in Laser Ablation ICP-MS for Archaeology

Editors: Dussubieux, Laure, Golitko, Mark, Gratuze, Bernard (Eds.)

  • Explores different aspects of LA-ICP-MS (laser ablation-inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry)  
  • Presents a large array of new analytical protocols for elemental or isotope analysis
  • Describes data processing and statistical analysis strategies for accurate data interpretation
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This book explores different aspects of LA-ICP-MS (laser ablation-inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry). It presents a large array of new analytical protocols for elemental or isotope analysis. LA-ICP-MS is a powerful tool that combines a sampling device able to remove very small quantities of material without leaving visible damage at the surface of an object. Furthermore, it functions as a sensitive analytical instrument that measures, within a few seconds, a wide range of isotopes in inorganic samples. Determining the elemental or the isotopic composition of ancient material is essential to address questions related to ancient technology or provenance and therefore aids archaeologists in reconstructing exchange networks for goods, people and ideas. Recent improvements of LA-ICP-MS have opened new avenues of research that are explored in this volume.

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • Instrumentation, Fundamentals, and Application of Laser Ablation-Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry

    Fricker, Mattias B. (et al.)

    Pages 1-19

  • Introduction to Solid Sampling Strategies

    Golitko, Mark

    Pages 23-25

  • Open-Cell Ablation of Killke and Inka Pottery from the Cuzco Area: Museum Collections as Repositories of Provenience Information

    Golitko, Mark (et al.)

    Pages 27-52

  • Optimization of 2D LA-ICP-MS Mapping of Glass with Decorative Colored Features: Application to Analysis of a Polychrome Vessel Fragment from the Iron Age

    Elteren, Johannes T. (et al.)

    Pages 53-71

  • LA-ICP-MS Analysis of Ancient Silver Coins Using Concentration Profiles

    Sarah, Guillaume (et al.)

    Pages 73-87

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eBook $79.99
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Hardcover $99.99
price for USA
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Recent Advances in Laser Ablation ICP-MS for Archaeology
Editors
  • Laure Dussubieux
  • Mark Golitko
  • Bernard Gratuze
Series Title
Natural Science in Archaeology
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-49894-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-49894-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-662-49892-7
Series ISSN
1613-9712
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 358
Number of Illustrations and Tables
94 b/w illustrations, 38 illustrations in colour
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