Sensitive, high precision, multi-element characterization of artifact composition using Instrumental Neutron Activation Analysis (INAA).

Artifact Provenance - link artifacts to their source based on the unique geochemical signature of the raw material, including ceramic clays and obsidian.

Ancient Technology - utilize trace-element composition to infer technological processes.

Authentication - verify authenticity or antiquity based on trace-element composition.

Palaeo-diet and Nutrition - examine diet and nutritional status of prehistoric populations from bone chemistry.

100 Radiation Center

Oregon State University

Corvallis, OR 97331-5903


Phone: 541-737-4216

Fax: 541-737-0480


For more information, contact Dr. Leah Minc

Inca aribalo

Oregon State University Archaeometry Lab


Quality trace-element analyses for research and conservation.