A Consumer's Guide to Archaeological Science

Analytical Techniques

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ISBN: 978-1-4419-5703-0 (Print) 978-1-4419-5704-7 (Online)

Table of contents (39 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xx

  2. Basic Science

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      Pages 1-1

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      Pages 3-21

      Elements, Atoms, and Molecules

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      Pages 23-26

      Electromagnetic Radiation

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      Pages 27-34

      Radioactive Isotopes and Their Decay

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      Pages 35-44

      Stable Isotopes

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      Pages 45-72

      Organic Compounds

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      Pages 73-81

      Other Useful Concepts

  3. Applications

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 83-83

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      Pages 85-90

      Methodological Considerations

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      Pages 91-108

      Radiocarbon Dating

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      Pages 109-120

      Other Radioactive Decay-Based Dating Techniques

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      Pages 121-140

      Trapped Charge Dating Techniques

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      Pages 141-168

      Other Dating Techniques

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      Pages 169-176

      Provenance Studies

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      Pages 177-200

      Isotope Analysis

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      Pages 201-218

      Lipid Residue Analysis

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      Pages 219-236

      Blood and Protein Residue Analysis

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      Pages 237-253

      Ancient DNA and the Polymerase Chain Reaction

  4. Materials

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      Pages 255-255

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      Pages 257-274

      Pottery and Other Ceramics

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      Pages 275-289

      Flaked and Ground Stone Tools

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      Pages 291-309

      Bones and Teeth

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      Pages 311-318

      Cultural Rock

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