An evaluation of the archaeological relevance of weak-acid extraction ICP: White mountain redware as a case study

Daniela Triadan, Hector Neff, Michael D. Glascock

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Abstract

A weak-acid extraction technique for inductively coupled plasma spectroscopy (ICP) was recently advocated as an inexpensive, highly precise method of chemical characterization of archaeological ceramics. We critically evaluate this approach on the basis of a large sample of Southwestern ceramics which were analysed both by weak-acid extraction ICP and neutron activation analysis. The comparison of the two data sets shows significant compositional discrepancies that lead to widely divergent archaeological interpretations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)997-1002
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Archaeological Science
Volume24
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1997
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Acid-exraction ICP
  • American Southwest
  • Ceramics
  • Chemical Characterization
  • Neutron activation analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Archaeology
  • Archaeology

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