Archaeometry at OSUís Radiation Center

†††††††††††† Trace-element analyses for research and conservation.

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

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