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International Archaeological Reports since 1974

Methodological Issues for Characterisation and Provenance Studies of Obsidian in Northeast Asia

£43.00
Editors:
Akira Ono, Michael D. Glascock, Yaroslav V. Kuzmin and Yoshimitsu Suda
Publication Year:
2014
Language:
English
Paperback:
200pp. Illustrated throughout in black and white
ISBN 10:
1407312553
ISBN:
9781407312552
BAR number:
S2620
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BOOK DESCRIPTION
This volume is a collection of papers related to different aspects of obsidian studies (mainly geology, geochemistry, and archaeology) in Northeast Asia. Special focus is on methodological aspects of acquisition and comparison of geochemical data for obsidian sources generated by different analytical methods (NAA, XRF, ICP-MS, and EPMA) and laboratories, conducted in this region for the first time. The updated situation with obsidian source studies in Japan, Russian Far East, and Korean Peninsula is presented. Particular attention is given to the Paektusan Volcano where one of the most important (and still under-studied) sources of obsidian is known.