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Obsidian Hydration Dating of Archaeological Artifacts from the Middle East : Characterizing Compositional Variations of Potential Volcanic Sources.

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Author(s)
Conde, Giselle; Sisko, Jenny
Advisor(s)
Ihinger, Phillip D.; Frahm, Ellery
Date
Jan 08, 2009
Subject(s)
Archaeology--Middle East; Middle East--Antiquities; Archaeological dating; Hydration rind dating; Obsidian--Middle East; Posters
Series
USGZE AS589;
Abstract
Archaeological artifacts from the Middle East offer important insights into the evolution of early human civilization. This study documents the initial water content of 96 individual volcanic flows in the Middle East, and measures the diffusion rate of the advancing hydration rim to date and locate the source of several obsidian artifacts from the Middle East.
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Color poster with text, pictures, and graphs describing research conducted by Giselle Conde and Jenny Sisko, advised by Phillip D. Ihinger and Ellery Frahm.
Sponsor(s)
University of Wisconsin--Eau Claire Office of Research and Sponsored Programs.
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http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1793/31797 
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