Journals Higher Education



Published: 26 September 2002

272 Pages | 77 halftones, line illus & maps

6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9780841238107

Bookseller Code (06)

Archaeological Chemistry

Materials, Methods, and Meaning

Edited by Kathryn A. Jakes

American Chemical Society

ACS Symposium Series

This book provides examples of analytical methods in a variety of archaeological materials. It presents analytical techniques that incur no visible destruction of the artifact under examination. Using patterns in the analytical data derived from a wide variety of analytical methods, different components of past human behavior are inferred, including diet, technology of manufacture, source of raw materials, trade routes, and determination of age.