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Archaeometry

The application of analytical techniques from the field of engineering and related physical sciences.
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rom Archaeology to Archaeometry
Jan Gunneweg (Hebrew University)'s site on aspects of archaeometry, includes a glossary and project pages on work completed or in progess at 'En Hazeva and Qumran; and information about neutron activation of ceramics and pottery.

The Statistics Lesson
What good is a number in archaeology? A number allows you to compare one set of data to another. So, say you could run the same statistic for a different kind of artifact, and you could then say that the marine shell showed up more frequently in the eastern pits than, say, the freshwater shell did. And you could put a number to the difference...

Archaeotrace
A for-profit company in the UK, Archaeotrace provides a range of analytical techniques to archaeologists; the site also contains briefs on several interesting projects and some information on archaeometric techniques.

Archaeometry Lab On-Line Database
  From Hector Neff at MURR at the University of Missouri, raw data on recent neutron activation analyses.

Ceramic Petrology
From Alan Vince, a good discussion of the scientific technique.

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