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SIG (Science Interest Group) Lecture: X-Rays and Archaeology: Tracing the Origin of Mill Creek Pott

Event Detail
Date: Thursday, February 1st
Time: 11:10 am-12:00 pm
Description:

Title: X-Rays and Archaeology: Tracing the Origin of Mill Creek Pottery Using Chemistry Description: The chemical composition of fragments of pottery can help determine whether or not the fragments were produced from a common clay source. Using X-ray fluorescence spectrometry, we studied a set of pottery fragments from the Mill Creek culture in western Iowa that date to 1100-1250 AD. Working with archaeologists at the Office of the State Archaeologist of the University of Iowa, we can combine chemical and archaeological information to better understand the origin of the pottery fragments and the extent of trade between the Mill Creek people and other cultures.

Location: Room: 100
West Science
Contact:
Jim Freeman
4393
jfreeman@cornellcollege.edu

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