This interpretation of the archaeological evidence, archaeometric
data, archival records and ethnohistorical accounts illustrates a relationship between Maroons and Amerindians that is insufficiently discussed in African diaspora archaeological discourse.
To address these concerns and to foster the development of inter-disciplinary archaeometric
approaches in China, collaborative scientific research into the economy and technology of several key Chalcolithic and Early Bronze Age sites in the Central Plains was undertaken under the auspices of the Chinese government-funded Origins of Chinese Civilization Project.
The use of laboratory techniques in this type of research has become current practice, in line with the proliferation of archaeometric
techniques in all aspects of archaeological investigation.
Human Mobility in the Linearbandkeramik: Ah Archaeometric
Approach, in J.
Such is the universal acceptance of archaeometric
techniques today, that the remaining two-thirds of the papers implicitly rely on scientific analysis to define fabric groupings.
The article begins with an outline of the 'tin problem', followed by an overview of recent archaeometric
research programs of importance to discussions of the Early Bronze Age tin trade in Western Asia and the Aegean.
1 One of the very few archaeometric
studies of Bell Beaker materials involved the analysis of the chemical composition of both local and Bell Beaker ceramic vessels (Rehman et al.
Frank Hole's contribution ('Finding problems for all the solutions') expressed the feeling of many of the archaeologists present that much archaeometric
research served no demonstrable archaeological purpose, while many archaeometrists expressed frustration with archaeologists' ignorance of the methods and limitations of archaeometry.
As a preliminary to their own reassessment of the characterization data at their disposal, they then discuss the quantification of archaeometric
data and statistical methods.
If the decision, in 1986, to hold the theretofore annual International Archaeometry Symposia only every other year was aimed at directing the rising flood of archaeometric
papers into fewer, narrower and perhaps deeper channels, that hope has been quickly dashed.
This project applies historical, archaeological and archaeometric
methodologies to evidence of encounters between peoples and goods from Europe, America, Africa and Asia that took place on the Isthmus of Panama during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
Exploring the social basis of technology: re-analysing regional archaeometric
studies of the first copper and tin-bronze use in Britain and Ireland.