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Obsidian Characterisation Studies

  • Cauvin, M.-C., Gourgaud, A., Gratuze, B., Arnaud, N., Poupeau, G., Poidevin, J.L. & Chataigner, C. (eds.) (1998), L’Obsidienne au Proche et Moyen Orient: Du Volcan à l’Outil. Maison de l’Orient Méditerranéen, BAR International Series 738, Archaeopress, Oxford.
  • Clark, D.W. and McFayden Clark, A. (1993), Batza Téna. Trail to Obsidian. Archaeology at an Alaskan Obsidian Source. Canadian Museum of Civilization, Hull.
  • Cobean, R.H. (2002), A World of Obsidian. The Mining and Trade of a Volcanic Glass in Ancient Mexico. Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia / University of Pittsburgh, San Ángel.
  • Costa, L.J. (2007), L’Obsidienne. Un Témoin d’Échanges en Méditerranée Préhistorique. Éditions Errance, Paris.
  • Glascock, M.D., Speakman, R.J. & Neff, H. (2007), ‘Archaeometry at the University of Missouri Research Reactor and the provenance of obsidian artifacts in North America’, Archaeometry 49(2): 343–357.
  • Hughes, R.E. (ed.) (1989), Current Directions in California Obsidian Studies. Archaeological Research Facility, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley.
  • Kuzmin, Y.V. and Glascock, M.D. (eds.) (2010), Crossing the Straits: Prehistoric Obsidian Source Exploitation in the North Pacific Rim. BAR International Series 2152, Archaeopress, Oxford.
  • Shackley, M.S. (1998), Archaeological Obsidian Studies: Method and Theory. Springer/Plenum Press, New York.
  • Pollard, M.A. and Heron, C. (2008), Archaeological Chemistry. RSC Publishing, Cambridge (Chapter 3).
  • Pollman, H.-O. (1999), Obsidian-Bibliographie. Artefakt und Provenienz. Der Anschnitt Zeitschrift für Kunst und Kultur im Bergbau, Beiheft 10, Bochum.
  • Reepmeyer, C., Spriggs, M., Anggraeni, Lape, P., Neri, L., Ronquillo, W.P., Simanjuntak, T., Summerhayes, G., Tanudirjo, D. and Tiauzon, A. (2011), ‘Obsidian sources and distribution systems in Island Southeast Asia: new results and implications from geochemical research using LA-ICPMS’, Journal of Archaeological Science 38: 2995-3005.
  • Wasilewski, M. (2011), Obsidians in the Valley of the Volcanoes, Peru. BAR International Series 2223, Archaeopress, Oxford.

XRF Analyses in Archaeology

  • Craig, N., Speakman, R.J., Popelka-Filcoff, R.S., Glascock, M.D., Robertson, J.D., Shackley, M.S. & Aldenderfer, M.S. (2007), ‘Comparison of XRF and PXRF for analysis of archaeological obsidian from Perú’, Journal of Archaeological Science 34: 2012-2024.
  • Mantler, M. and Schreiner, M. (2000), ‘X-ray fluorescence spectrometry in art and archaeology’, X-Ray Spectrometry 29: 3-7.
  • Shackley, M.S. (1998), ‘Gamma rays, X-rays and stone tools: some current advances in archaeological geochemistry’, Journal of Archaeological Science 25: 259–270.
  • Shackley, M.S. (ed.) (2011), X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometry (XRF) in Geoarchaeology. Springer, New York.
  • Uda, M., Demortier, G. and Nakai, I. (eds.) (2005), X-Rays for Archaeology. Springer, New York.