(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2011)

Document title

Elemental prospecting and geoarchaeology in Turkey and Mexico

published at : Soils, sediments, and geoarcheology. Special issue

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

LUZZADDER-BEACH S. (1) ; BEACH T. (2) ; TERRY R.E. (3) ; DOCTOR K.Z. (1) ;
(1) George Mason Univ., Geography and Geoinformation Science, Center for Earth Observing & Space Research, Fairfax, ETATS-UNIS
(2) Georgetown Univ., Science Technology and International Affairs, School of Foreign Service, Washington, ETATS-UNIS
(3) Brigham Young Univ., Dep. of Plant and Wildlife Sciences, Provo, ETATS-UNIS


This paper focuses on the elemental chemistry of sediments at 2 archaeology sites, Chunchucmil, Mexico, and Kinet, Turkey. The aim of this study is to understand how certain elements correlate with each other and vary by space and time at different archaeology sites, and as an important methodological consideration, how different solvents affect inductively coupled plasma-atomic emission spectroscopy (ICP-AES) analyses. In other words, does human activity significantly alter the elemental chemistry of a site, and if so, is this in a systematic way or does it vary geographically? And, are these chemical signatures of human activity hidden or highlighted by different ICP methods? The analyses revealed detectable differences between natural and anthropogenic deposits, site types, eras, and large differences between methods


Thematical fascicle

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

Editor : Catena, Cremlingen-Destedt - ALLEMAGNE (1973)

Millesime : 2011, vol. 85, no 2 [pp. 119-129]

Bibliographic references : 1 p.

Collation : fig., tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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