Analytical Chemistry in Archaeology
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Analytical Chemistry in Archaeology by A. M. Pollard
Book DescriptionThis book is an introductory manual that explains the basic concepts of chemistry behind scientific analytical techniques and that reviews their application to archaeology. It explains key terminology, outlines the procedures to be followed in order to produce good data, and describes the function of the basic instrumentation required to carry out those procedures. The manual contains chapters on the basic chemistry and physics necessary to understand the techniques used in analytical chemistry, with more detailed chapters on Atomic Absorption, Inductively Coupled Plasma Emission Spectroscopy, Neutron Activation Analysis, X-ray Flourescence, Electron Microscopy, Infra-red and Raman Spectroscopy, and Mass Spectrometry. Each chapter describes the operation of the instruments, some hints on the practicalities, and a review of the application of the technique to archaeology, including some case studies. With guides to further reading on the topic, it is an essential tool for practitioners, researchers and advanced students alike.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521652094
(247mm x 174mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 18-Jan-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author A. M. Pollard
Analytical Chemistry in Archaeology, Paperback (January 2007)
This book introduces the basic concepts of chemistry behind scientific analytical techniques and reviews their application to archaeology.
Handbook of Archaeological Sciences, Paperback (January 2005)
Provides an introduction to the scientific aspects of modern archaeology.
New Developments in Archaeological Science, Hardback (October 1992)» View all books by A. M. Pollard
The proceedings of a symposium held by the British Academy in February 1991 which highlighted new developments in archaeological science over the last 10 years.
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Author Biography - A. M. Pollard
Mark Pollard is Edward Hall Professor of Archaeological Science, Research Laboratory for Archaeology, University of Oxford. Cathy Batt is Senior Lecturer in Archaeological Sciences, University of Bradford. Ben Stern is Lecturer in Archaeological Sciences, University of Bradford. Suzanne M. M. Young is NASA Researcher and Lecturer in Chemistry at Tufts University.
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