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Laboratory X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometry (XRF) in Archaeology

Workshop: ARF Special & Workshops | October 9 | 1:10-3 p.m. | McCone Hall, 427 (XRF room)


Steve Shackley, Professor (Anthropology) and Director emeritus, Geoarchaeological XRF Laboratory, UC Berkeley

Archaeological Research Facility


XRF has become increasingly popular and misused in American archaeology in the last decade. This short lecture demonstration seminar in the XRF lab in Earth and Planetary Sciences (McCone Hall) is designed as an introduction to the basic physics and engineering principles of XRF and its application in archaeology with a special emphasis on non-destructive analysis, and an introduction to users. The ThermoScientific Quant’X EDXRF spectrometer is part of a NSF supported laboratory devoted to archaeological research worldwide. Limited to eight participants. Will be repeated.


shackley@berkeley.edu