The ELT is used to adjust the RHX rate constant obtained at the measurement temperature to the effective lifetime value used in the RHX age calculation.
Our results suggest that RHX has the potential to be a reliable and technically straightforward method of dating archaeological pottery, thus filling a long-standing gap in dating methods.
LI Jiang's group at Shanghai Institute of Ceramics of Chinese Academy of Sciences and were tested as laser gain media by the research group led by Prof. Holography technology provides a promising way to design and reconstruct electromagnetic waves with desired phases and amplitudes, which has a broad range of applications in beam shaping, in authentication, and in the entertainment industry.
We show that the rehydroxylation (RHX) method can be used to date archaeological pottery, and give the first RHX dates for three disparate items of excavated material.
Louis 2010, Sacramento 2011, Memphis 2012), at the Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art (Paris 2010), and at the San Diego County Archaeological Society meeting on September 25, 2011. Lab work was conducted at the University of Arizona Laser Chron Center between May-July 2012. These studies have been focused on curated ceramic assemblages from sites within the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park and have been funded by the Begole Archaeological Research Grant Program.
Geology graduate student research intern Peter Haproff (University of California, Santa Barbara BS 2011; University of California, Los Angeles Ph D program) assisted with this project. Analyses reveal great compositional variability within the sampled area.
The experiments engaged the students and educators in the scientific process of gathering data and developing and testing hypotheses, thereby enhancing science education.
Our device provides adequate environmental experimental conditions, yet our observations identified several difficulties.(BCS-0714727), was aimed at improving interpretations of grinding tool assemblages related to pre-contact hunter-gatherer societies.Grinding experiments were organized as a collaborative learning experience for middle-school and high-school students and formal and informal educators.It thus demonstrates the research value of curated collections and helps to promote the preservation of cultural sites. Related data and images were published on Open Context in October 2011 allow free public access. The project is funded by a Begole Archaeological Research Grant. Click on the image to learn more about this project.Research results have been presented at Society for American Archaeology Annual Meetings (St. Click on the image to learn more about this project. A macro and microscopic investigation of “donut stones” (perforated stones) including lithic typing and manufacture and use-wear analysis was conducted by the Center in collaboration with the Department of the Navy-Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest Division. Many of the donut stones studied are currently on exhibit at the Center. Fieldwork (geological prospecting) in the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park and adjacent areas was conducted between November 2011 and April 2012. Ceramics Since 2006, the Center has collaborated with Dr. Quinn, University College London, UK (formerly University of Sheffield), to conduct a series of petrographic and chemical studies of indigenous hunter-gatherer pottery and raw material sources.