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dc.contributor.advisorRobertson, John David, 1960-en
dc.contributor.authorPopelka-Filcoff, Rachel S., 1977-en_US
dc.date.issued2006eng
dc.date.submitted2006 Fallen
dc.descriptionThe entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file.en_US
dc.descriptionTitle from title screen of research.pdf file (viewed on August 7, 2007)en_US
dc.descriptionVita.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.en_US
dc.descriptionThesis (Ph. D.) University of Missouri-Columbia 2006.en_US
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Chemistry.en_US
dc.description.abstractThree areas are covered in this dissertation: elemental analysis of Caborn-Welborn ceramics, elemental analysis and geochemical characterization of ochres, and construction and implementation of a portable XRF instrument for artifact analysis.The first study is analysis of ceramics from Caborn-Welborn (Ohio Valley) archaeological sites, using both instrumental neutron activation analysis (INAA) and particle-induced X-ray emission (PIXE). By using principal components analysis and posterior discriminant analysis, it was possible to compositionally distinguish lower Ohio Valley ceramics in both extra-regional and local analyses. The second study analyzes iron oxides (ochre) from several sources using instrumental trace analysis techniques, including INAA, and X-ray fluorescence spectrometry (XRF). Multivariate statistics of the data point to trends in the inter- and intra-source variability of ochre. Elemental results from Missouri, California, Oregon, Texas, Arizona, and Peru have been investigated. These trends in geochemistry lead to a better understanding of ancient ochre procurement. The third study covers the set-up, design and system geometry calculations, testing, and calibration of a portable XRF system. The system was transported to and used successfully in southern Peru in August 2005 to characterize obsidian artifacts.en_US
dc.identifier.merlin.b5927735xen_US
dc.identifier.oclc163231409en_US
dc.identifier.otherPopelka-FilcoffR-102306-D5963en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/4495
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaen_US
dc.relation.ispartof2006 Freely available dissertations (MU)en_US
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Dissertations. 2006 Dissertations
dc.subject.lcshArchaeometryen_US
dc.subject.lcshGeochemistryen_US
dc.subject.lcshCeramics -- Analysisen_US
dc.subject.lcshOcher -- Analysisen_US
dc.subject.lcshObsidian -- Analysisen_US
dc.titleApplications of elemental analysis for archaeometric studies: analytical and statistical methods for understanding geochemical trends in ceramics, ochre and obsidianen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineChemistry (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelDoctoraleng
thesis.degree.namePh. D.eng


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