Portable X-ray fluorescence (pXRF) has become an established analytical technique but with emerging methodologies. This Marie Curie training course introduces the principles of pXRF, provides hands-on experience, and considers varied issues, from research design to analytical pitfalls, in the study of archaeological materials. A range of materials will be discussed, including artificial glasses, ceramics, metal, soil, and obsidian. The course will start with general XRF principles and applications in archaeology; consider X-ray spectra, techniques of calibration and correction, and handling quantitative results; and conclude with field experiences in and around Sheffield. This course is offered as part of the Marie Curie Initial Training Network “New Archaeological Research Network for Integrating Approaches to Ancient Material Studies in the Eastern Mediterranean” (NARNIA).
Dates: 14 to 19 January 2013
Location: Department of Archaeology, The University of Sheffield
Organisers: Dr. Roger Doonan, Senior Lecturer and Director of Outreach & Dr. Ellery Frahm, Marie Curie Experienced Research Fellow, Department of Archaeology, The University of Sheffield
Spaces: Places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Please express your interest to Ellery Frahm: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fee: No fee. Travel, meals, and accommodation in Sheffield are not covered.
The full program of the training course will be announce soon!
For enquiries, please contact Ellery Frahm: email@example.com
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