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Cultural Rock

  • Mary E. Malainey
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Part of the Manuals in Archaeological Method, Theory and Technique book series (MATT)

Abstract

This chapter examines the study of cultural rocks, including those used for ornamentation, building material, as well as thermally altered rocks associated with archaeological features or used for hot rock cooking. Techniques for determining the composition of rocks for provenance studies are considered. Methods of examining the integrity of archaeological features and human activity through the study of remanent magnetization with paleomagnetic or archaeomagnetic techniques are reviewed. In addition, dating fire-cracked or burned rock using thermoluminescence is presented.

Keywords

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Curie Point Natural Remanent Magnetization Baltic Amber Provenance Study 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mary E. Malainey
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  1. 1.Department of AnthropologyBrandon UniversityBrandonCanada

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