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Obsidian and Ancient Manufactured Glasses
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This edited volume offers archaeologists and archaeometrists the latest technical information, the fundamentals of provenance studies, instrumentation used in these investigations, and strategies for the dating and interpretation of archaeological materials in glass studies. The contributors discuss recent advances in obsidian hydration dating, secondary ion mass spectrometry, and infrared photoacoustic spectroscopy, focusing on the application of these technologies to a variety of glass forms and incorporating studies that look at the social and economic strategies of past cultures.

With examples from Greece, the Middle East, Italy, Peru, Bolivia, Russia, Africa, and the Pacific region, provenance studies look at regional patterns of glass acquisition, production, and exchange, providing examples that use one or more instrumental methods to characterize materials from ancient societies.

Extensive figures and tables included.

Table of Contents

  1. Front Cover
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  1. Title Page
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  1. Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Figures and Tables
  2. pp. ix-xiv
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xv-xvi
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  1. Editors’ Introduction
  2. pp. xvii-xx
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  1. Part 1: Obsidian Hydration Dating
  2. pp. 1-2
  1. 1: Aspects of Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (SIMS) Depth Profiling for Obsidian Hydration Dating
  2. pp. 3-14
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  1. 2: Obsidian Hydration Chronometrics Using SIMS and Optical Methods from 26-year Temperature-controlled Exposures
  2. pp. 15-25
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  1. 3: The SIMS-SS Obsidian Hydration Dating Method
  2. pp. 26-45
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  1. 4: Temperature Correction for Obsidian Hydration Dating
  2. pp. 46-55
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  1. 5: Obsidian Dating and Source Exploitation Studies in Africa: Implications for the Evolution of Human Behavior
  2. pp. 56-72
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  1. Part II: Obsidian and Glass Provenance
  2. pp. 73-74
  1. 6: Provenance of Peruvian Wari Obsidian: Comparing INAA, LA-ICP-MS, and Portable XRF
  2. pp. 75-85
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  1. 7: New Perspectives on Obsidian Procurement and Exchange at Tiwanaku, Bolivia
  2. pp. 86-96
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  1. 8: Volcanic Glass Procurement and Use in the Late Paleolithic, Central Primorye, Far East Russia
  2. pp. 97-114
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  1. 9: Obsidian Provenance at Several Italian and Corsican Archaeological Sites Using the Non-destructive X-ray Fluorescence Method
  2. pp. 115-129
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  1. 10: Polynesian Volcanic Glass: Uses, Sourcing, and Distribution
  2. pp. 130-142
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  1. 11: Glass Vessels in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Compositional Study of Samples from Mtwapa, Kenya
  2. pp. 143-156
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  1. 12: On the Provenance of Roman Glasses
  2. pp. 157-165
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  1. 13: Characterization and Provenance of Archaeological Glass Artifacts from Mainland and Aegean Greece
  2. pp. 166-184
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  1. 14: The Provenance of Ancient Man-made Glass: Raw Materials and the Use of Chemical and Isotopic Analytical Techniques
  2. pp. 185-201
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  1. 15: Thoughts on Natural and Manufactured Glass Studies in a 21st-Century Archaeology
  2. pp. 202-210
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 211-212
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  1. About the Editors
  2. pp. 213-214
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 215-216
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