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


This chapter includes examples of the analysis of materials that do not fall under other categories. Techniques used to determine the structure of stucco from buildings and ritual masks made of plaster are presented. Dating techniques applied to coral offerings in Hawaii and baked clay features in Bulgaria and Switzerland are also described.


Thermal Ionization Mass Spectrometry Natural Remanent Magnetization Branch Coral Alternative Field Demagnetization Viscous Remanent Magnetization 
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  1. Weisler, Marshall I., Kenneth D. Collerson, Yue-Xing Feng, Jian-Xin Zhao, and Ke-Fu Yu 2006 Thorium-230 Coral Chronology of a Late Prehistoric Hawaiian Chiefdom. Journal of Archaeological Science 33(2):273–282.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Fralick, Philip W., Stephen A. Kissin, Joe D. Stewart, Neil A. Weir, and Eric Blinman 2000 Paint Composition and Internal Layering of Plaster Ritual Objects from San Lazaro Pueblo (LA92), New Mexico. Journal of Archaeological Science 27(11):1039–1053.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. Goodall, R. A., J. Hall, H. G. M. Edwards, R. J. Sharer, R. Viel, and P. M. Fredericks 2007 Raman Microbe Analysis of Stucco Samples from the Buildings of Maya Classic Copan. Journal of Archaeological Science 34(4):666–673.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. Kovacheva, Mary, Ian Hedley, Neli Jordanova, Maria Kostadinova, and Valentin Gigov 2004 Archaeomagnetic Dating of Archaeological Sites from Switzerland and Bulgaria. Journal of Archaeological Science 31(10):1463–1479.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

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

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