Useful readings in INAA and Archaeometry:

INAA and Gamma-Ray Spectrometry

Gilmore, G. and J. Hemingway. 1995. Practical Gamma-Ray Spectrometry. John Wiley and Sons, New York.


Knoll, G.F. 1989. Radiation Detection and Measurement (2nd ed.). John Wiley and Sons, New York.


Kruger, P. 1971. Principles of Activation Analysis. John Wiley and Sons, New York.


Muecke, G.K (Ed.). 1980 .Short Course in Neutron Activation Analysis in the Geosciences. Mineralogical Association of Canada, Halifax.


Potts, P.J. 1984. Neutron Activation Analysis. Chapter 12, In A Handbook of Silicate Rock Analysis, pp. 399-439. Chapman and Hall, New York.


INAA in Archaeometry

Harbottle, G. 1982. Chemical characterization in archaeology. In Contexts for Prehistoric Exchange, edited by J.E. Ericson and T.K. Earle, pp. 13-51. Academic Press, New York.


Glascock, M. 1992. Neutron activation analysis, in H. Neff (ed.), Chemical Characterization of Ceramic Pastes in Archaeology: 11-26. Madison (WI): Prehistory Press.


Glascock, M. and H. Neff. 2003. Neutron activation analysis and provenance research in archaeology, Measurement Science and Technology 14: 1516-1526.


Minc, L.D. 2008. Neutron Activation Analysis (NAA). In Encyclopedia of Archaeology (Vol. 3), edited by D.M. Pearsall. Academic Press, NY, pp. 1669-1683.


Neff, H., and M.D. Glascock. 1995. The state of nuclear archaeology in North America. Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry 196: 275-285.


Lithic studies

Glascock, Michael D. 2002. Geochemical Evidence of Long-Distance Exchange. Bergin & Garvey, Westport, CT.


Glascock, M.D., G.E. Braswell, and R.H. Cobean. 1997. A systematic approach to obsidian source characterization. In Archaeological Obsidian Studies: Method and Theory, edited by M.S. Shackley. Advances in Archaeological and Museum Sciences 3. Plenum Publishing Company, New York.


Hughes, R.E. and R.L. Smith. 1993. Archaeology, geology, and geochemistry in obsidian provenance studies. In Effects of Scale on Archaeological and Geoscientific Perspectives, edited by J.K. Stein and A.R. Linse, pp. 79-91. Geo. Society of America Special Paper 283, Boulder, CO.


King, A. and J.W. Hatch. 1997. The chemical composition of jasper artefacts from New England and the Middle Atlantic: Implications for the prehistoric exchange of "Pennsylvania Jasper". Journal of Archaeological Science 24:793-812.


Malyk-Selivanova, N., G.M. Ashley, R. Gal, M.D. Glascock & H. Neff. 1998. Geological-geochemical approach to "sourcing" of prehistoric chert artifacts, Brooks Range, Northwest Alaska. Geoarchaeology 13(7):673-708.


Ceramic studies

Arnold, Dean E., and A. Nieves. 1992. Factors affecting ceramic standardization. In Ceramic Production and Distribution: An Integrated Approach (ed. by G. Bey & C. Pool), pp. 93-113. Westview, CO.


Arnold, Dean E., Hector Neff, and Ronald L. Bishop. 1991. Compositional analysis and "sources" of pottery: an ethnoarchaeological approach. American Anthropologist 93:70-90.


Bishop, R.L, and M. J. Blackman. 2002. Instrumental Neutron Activation Analysis of Archaeological Ceramics: Scale and Interpretation. Accounts of Chemical Research 35:603-610.


Blackman, M.J., G.J. Stein, and P.B. Vandiver. 1993. The standardization hypothesis and ceramic mass production: Technological, compositional, and metric indexes of craft specialization at Tell Leilan, Syria. American Antiquity 58:60-80.


Blackman, M.J.1992. The effect of natural and human size sorting on the mineralogy and chemistry of ceramic clays. In Chemical Characterization of Ceramic Pastes in Archaeology (edited by. H. Neff), pp. 113-124. Prehistory Press, Madison.


Carpenter, A. J. and G.M. Feinman. 1999. The effects of behavior on ceramic composition: implications for the definition of production locations. Journal of Archaeological Science 26: 783-796.


Cogswell, J., H. Neff, and M.D. Glascock. 1996. The effect of firing temperature on the elemental characterization of pottery. Journal of Archaeological Science 23: 283-287.


Garrigos, J.B. 1999. Alteration and contamination of archaeological ceramics: the perturbation problem. Journal of Archaeological Science 26: 295-313.


Kilikoglou, V., Y. Maniatis, and A.P. Grimanis. 1988. The effect of purification and firing of clays on trace element provenance studies. Archaeometry 30: 37-46.


Neff, H. (Ed.). 1992. Chemical Characterization of Ceramic Pastes in Archaeology. Prehistory Press, Madison.


Neff, H., R. L. Bishop, E. V. Sayre. 1988. A simulation approach to the problem of tempering in compositional studies of archaeological ceramics. Journal of Archaeological Science 15:159-172.


Neff, H., R. L. Bishop, E. V. Sayre. 1989. More observations on the problem of tempering in compositional studies of archaeological ceramics. Journal of Archaeological Science 16:57-69.


Rice, P.M. 1982. Pottery production, pottery classification, and the role of physiochemical analyses. In Archaeological Ceramics (edited by J. S. Olin and A. D. Franklin), pp. 47-56. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, D.C.

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