Subject: pXRF in Culture Heritage Short Course - 29th July, 2016

pXRF in Culture Heritage Short Course


Portable x-ray fluorescence (pXRF) technology is a valuable tool for archaeologists, art historians, geologists, and conservators seeking to nondestructively determine the elemental composition of artifacts, art objects, and geological samples. In archaeology, pXRF is used in the field to establish the provenience of lithic, ceramic, and metal objects; distinguish patterns of exchange and mobility; and characterize distinct traditions of craft production. Geological and mining applications of pXRF analysis include drill core, RC chip, and outcrop logging to define new mineral sources. This workshop will provide participants with a basic introduction to the physics of XRF spectroscopy and to the mechanics of portable XRF analysis. Additionally, we will discuss the potential applications and limitations of this kind of analysis for a variety of fields and research questions. Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptop.

Friday, July 29th, 2016
9-11:30: Introduction and Lecture
1:30-3:30: Discussion and Demonstration

10,000 ₮ for the 1 day workshop. Your payment reserves your spot in the workshop. Space is limited so reserve your spot ahead of time! Contact Julia ( for details on how to make this payment.

Dr Julia Clark
American Centre for Mongolian Studies
(+976) 9414-9155
American Center for Mongolian Studies, 642 Williams Hall, 255 S. 36th St, Philadelphia, PA 19104, United States
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