X-Ray Flourescence Analysis of an Obsidian Biface from the Fort Hill Site, Highland County, Ohio

Craig E. Skinner, Northwest Research Obsidian Studies Laboratory

This 15-page PDF describes the trace element abundance method used to analyze an obsidian artifact found at the Hopewell site in Ohio. The article also details the geochemical signature of the sample, and concludes that the origin of the fragment was the Obsidian Cliffs in Yellowstone National Park.

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Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Geochemical Analysis, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:X-ray Techniques, Geography:Human/Cultural
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Research Results
Topics: Solid Earth:Geochemistry:Geochemical Analysis, Solid Earth:Mineralogy:X-ray Techniques
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Mineralogy, Geochemistry
Focus on Yellowstone: Bedrock geology