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Year Title Author(s) Material Download
1990

The INAH Salvage Archaeology Excavations at Azcapotzalco, Mexico

Ancient Mesoamerica 1(2): 22–232

Garcia-Chavez, P. et al. Obsidian Link to download
1991

Instrumental Neutron Activation Analysis of Knife River Flint from the Primary Source Area: Phase I: Elemental Description and Statement of Variability

M.A. thesis, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Mississippi

Christensen, R.C. Chert Link to download
1992

A Compositional Perspective on Ceramic Production in the Aztec Empire

In Chemical Characterization of Ceramic Pastes in Archaeology, H. Neff (ed.). Monographs in World Archaeology, No. 7. Prehistory Press: Madison

Hodge, M.G. et al. Pottery Link to download
1992

Neutron Activation Analysis of Late Woodland Ceramics from the Lake Superior Basin

In Chemical Characterization of Ceramic Pastes in Archaeology, H. Neff (ed.). Monographs in World Archaeology, No. 7. Prehistory Press: Madison

Clark, C.P. et al. Pottery Link to download
1992

An Evaluation of the Production and Exchange of Tanque Verde Red-on-Brown Ceramics from Southern Arizona

In Chemical Characterization of Ceramic Pastes in Archaeology, H. Neff (ed.). Monographs in World Archaeology, No. 7. Prehistory Press: Madison

Fish, P.R. et al. Pottery Link to download
1992

The Use of Blue-Gray Chert in Midwestern Prehistory

Midcontinental Journal of Archaeology 17(2): 166–197

Morrow, C.A. et al. Chert Link to download
1993

Source Determination of White River Group Silicates from Two Archaeological Sites in the Great Plains

American Antiquity 58(4): 698–710

Hoard, R.J. et al. Chert Link to download
2005

A Preliminary Study on the Suitability of Instrumental Neutron Activation Analysis (INAA) for Identifying Hathaway Formation Chert from the Northern Champlain Valley of Vermont

Archaeology of Eastern North America 33: 105–126

Boulanger, M.T. et al. Chert Link to download
2012

Preliminary Characterization and Regional Comparison of the Dasht-i-Nawur Obsidian Source Near Ghazni, Afghanistan

Journal of Archaeological Science 39(7): 2320–2328

Boulanger, M.T. et al. Obsidian Link to download
2007

Analysis of an Obsidian Biface Reportedly Found in the Connecticut River Valley of Vermont

Archaeology of Eastern North America 35: 81–92.

Boulanger, M.T. et al. Obsidian Link to download
1994

Hornos y Producción de Cerámica Durante el Periodo Formativo en Batán Grande, Costa Norte del Peru

In La Technología y la Organización de Producción de las Ceramicas en los Andes Prehispánicos, Shimada, I. (ed.). Fondo Editorial, Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru: Lima, pp. 67–119

Shimada, I. et al. Pottery Link to download
1995

The Origin of Puuc Slate Ware: New Data from Sayil, Yucatan, Mexico

Ancient Mesoamerica 6: 119–134

Smyth, M.P. et al. Pottery Link to download
1995

Clay Acquisition and Vessel Distribution Patterns: Neutron Activation Analysis of Late Windsor and Shantok Tradition Ceramics from Southern New England

American Antiquity 60(3): 515–530

Lizee, J.M. et al. Pottery Link to download
1995

Characterization of Mesa Verda Black-on-White Ceramics from Southwestern Colorado using NAA

Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemisty 196(2): 215–222

Glowacki, D.M. et al. Pottery Link to download
1996

Large-scale Patterns in the Chemical Composition of Mississippian Pottery

American Antiquity 61(3): 555–572

Steponaitis, V.P. et al. Pottery Link to download
1996

An Assessment of the Acid-extraction Approach to Compositional Characterization of Archaeological Ceramics

American Antiquity 61(2): 389–404

Neff, H. et al. Pottery Link to download
1997

Environment, Lithic Economy, and Mobility during Aurignacian Occupation of the Lower Vézère Valley in France

Ph.D. dissertation, Department of Anthropology, New York University

Blades, B. Chert Link to download
1997

The Adaptive Origins of Prehispanic Markets in Central Mexico: The Role of Maize-Grinding Tools and Related Staple Products in Early State Economies.

Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Anthropology, University of California–Los Angeles

Biskowski, M. Basalt Link to download
1997

Appendix 1. Results of Neutron Activation Analysis at MURR

In: Tel Anafa, II, Part 1, Hellenistic and Romany Pottery, Berlin, A.M., Slane, K.W., and Herbert, S.C. (eds.). Journal of Roman Archaeology Supplement X, Vol. II(i): 394–401

Slane, K.W. Pottery Link to download
1997

Neutron Activation Analysis of Pottery from Pinson Mounds and Nearby Sites in Western Tennessee: Local Production vs. Long-Distance Importation

Midcontinental Journal of Archaeology 22(1): 43–68

Mainfort, R.C., et al. Pottery Link to download
1998

Steatite Source Characterization in Eastern North America: New Results Using Instrumental Neutron Activation Analysis

Archaeometry 40(1): 23–44

Truncer, J., et al. Steatite Link to download
1998

Neutron Activation Analysis of Pottery

In: Petra Great Temple, Volume I: Brown University Excavations, 1993-1997, Joukowsky, M.S. (ed.). pp. 346-367

Bedal, L. Pottery Link to download
1998

The Potter's Craft: A Study of Formative Maya Ceramic Technology at K'axob, Belize

Ph.D. dissertation, Department of Anthropology, Boston University

Angelini, M.L. Pottery Link to download
2000

The Foreign Relations of the "Hyksos": A Neutron Activation Study of Middle Bronze Age Pottery from the Eastern Mediterranean

BAR International Series 888. Archaeopress, Oxford.

McGovern, P.E. Pottery Link to download
2012

Temper Mixture Models and Assessing Ceramic Complexity in the Emerging Tarascan State

Journal of Archaeological Science 39(10): 3195–3207.

Hirshman, A.J. and Ferguson, J.R. Pottery Link to download
2009

Ancient Social Landscapes of Northwestern Argentina: Preliminary Results of an Integrated Approach to Obsidian and Ceramic Provenance

Journal of Archaeological Science 36(9): 1955–1964

Lazzari, M. et al. Pottery
Obsidian
Link to download
2009

Chiconautla, Mexico: A Crossroads of Aztec Trade and Politics

Latin American Antiquity 20(3): 443–472

Nichols, D.L., et al. Pottery Link to download
2008

Elemental Analysis and Characterization of Ochre Sources from Southern Arizona

Journal of Archaeological Science 35(3): 752–762

Popelka-Filcoff, R.S., et al. Ochre Link to download
2007

In the Aftermath of Teotihuacan: Epiclassic Pottery Production and Distribution in the Teotihuacan Valley, Mexico

Latin American Antiquity 18(2): 123–144

Crider, D., et al. Pottery Link to download
2007

Regional and Regional-scale Compositional Variability in Pottery from South-central Veracruz, Mexico

Latin American Antiquity 18(1): 59–84

Stark, B.L., et al. Pottery Link to download
2006

Ceramic Production and Exchange in Late/Terminal Formative Period Oaxaca

Latin American Antiquity, 17(4): 579–594

Joyce, A.A., et al. Pottery Link to download
2006

Compositional and Stylistic Analysis of Aztec Era Ceramics: Provincial Strategies at the Edge of Empire, South Central Veracruz, Mexico

Latin American Antiquity 17(4): 541–560

Skoglund, T., et al. Pottery Link to download
2006

The Athenian Agora: Results of Excavations Conducted by the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. Vol. XXXIII: Hellenistic Pottery, The Plain Wares

American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Princeton, NJ.

Rotroff, S.I. Pottery Link to download
2006

Characterizing the Stoneware “Dragon Jars” in the Guthe Collection Chemical, Decorative and Formal Patterning

Asian Perspectives 45(2): 240–282

Sinopoli, C.M., et al. Pottery Link to download
2005

Olmec Pottery Production and Export in Ancient Mexico Determined Through Elemental Analysis

Science 307(5712): 1068–1072

Blomster, J.P., et al. Pottery Link to download
2003

Shaping Quotidian Worlds: Ceramic Production and Consumption in Banda, Ghana c. 1780–1994

Ph.D. Dissertation, Submitted to the Department of Anthropology, SUNY–Binghamton

Das Dores Girao da Cruz, M. Pottery Link to download
2003

Silica from Sources to Site: Ultraviolet Fluorescence and Trace Elements Identify Cherts from Lost Dune, Southeastern Oregon, USA

Journal of Archaeological Science 30(9): 1139–1159

Lyons, W.H., et al. Chert Link to download
2002

Indígena Ware: Spain to Valley of Mexico

In: Geochemical Evidence for Long-Distance Exchange, Glascock, M.D. (ed.). Bergin and Garvey, Westport, CN.

Rodriquez-Alegria, E. Pottery Link to download
2002

The Emergence of Market Economies in the Ancient Maya World: Obsidian Exchange in Terminal Classic Yucatan, Mexico

In: Geochemical Evidence for Long-Distance Exchange, Glascock, M.D. (ed.). Bergin and Garvey, Westport, CN.

Braswell, G. E. and Glascock, M.D. Obsidian Link to download
2002

Exploring the Landscapes of Long-Distance Exchange: Evidence from Obsidian Cliffs and Devil's Tower, Wyoming

In: Geochemical Evidence for Long-Distance Exchange, Glascock, M.D. (ed.). Bergin and Garvey, Westport, CN.

Molyneaux, B. L. Obsidian Link to download
2002

From Loess Plains to High Plains: The Westward Movement of Upper Republican Pots

In: Geochemical Evidence for Long-Distance Exchange, Glascock, M.D. (ed.). Bergin and Garvey, Westport, CN.

Cobry, A. M. and Roper, D.C. Pottery Link to download
2002

Long-Distance Obsidian Traffic in Northwestern Argentina

In: Geochemical Evidence for Long-Distance Exchange, Glascock, M.D. (ed.). Bergin and Garvey, Westport, CN.

Yacobaccio,H.D., et al. Pottery Link to download
2002

A Geochemical Vector for Trade: Cyprus, Asia Minor, and the Roman East

In: Geochemical Evidence for Long-Distance Exchange, Glascock, M.D. (ed.). Bergin and Garvey, Westport, CN.

Parks, D.A. and Neff, H. Pottery Link to download
2002

Instrumental Neutron Activation Analysis of Olmec Pottery

Report prepared by the MURR Archaeometry Laboratory

Neff, H. and Glascock, M.D. Pottery Link to download
2001

Quantitative Techniques for Analyzing Ceramic Compositional Data

In: Ceramic Production and Circulation in the Greater Southwest: Source Determination by INAA and Complementary Mineralogical Investigations, Glowacki, D.M. and Neff, H. (eds.). UCLA Press

Neff, H. Pottery Link to download
2001

Black Mountain Phase Ceramics and Their Implications for Manufacture and Exchange Patterns

In: Ceramic Production and Circulation in the Greater Southwest: Source Determination by INAA and Complementary Mineralogical Investigations, Glowacki, D.M. and Neff, H. (eds.). UCLA Press

Creel, D., et al. Pottery Link to download
2001

Chaco and the Production and Exchange of Dogoszhi Style Pottery

In: Ceramic Production and Circulation in the Greater Southwest: Source Determination by INAA and Complementary Mineralogical Investigations, Glowacki, D.M. and Neff, H. (eds.). UCLA Press

Neitzel, J.E., et al. Pottery Link to download
2001

Resource Use, Red Ware Production , and Vessel Distribution in the Northern San Juan Region

In: Ceramic Production and Circulation in the Greater Southwest: Source Determination by INAA and Complementary Mineralogical Investigations, Glowacki, D.M. and Neff, H. (eds.). UCLA Press

Glowacki, D.M., et al. Pottery Link to download
2001

Artifact Design, Composition, and Context: Updating the Analysis of Ceramic Circulation at Point of Pines, Arizona

In: Ceramic Production and Circulation in the Greater Southwest: Source Determination by INAA and Complementary Mineralogical Investigations, Glowacki, D.M. and Neff, H. (eds.). UCLA Press

Zedeño, M.N. Pottery Link to download
2001

From Compositional to Anthropological: 14th Century Red Ware Circulation and its Implications for Pueblo Reorganization

In: Ceramic Production and Circulation in the Greater Southwest: Source Determination by INAA and Complementary Mineralogical Investigations, Glowacki, D.M. and Neff, H. (eds.). UCLA Press

Triadan, D., et al. Pottery Link to download
2001

Ceramic Production and Distribution in Two Classic Period Hohokam Communities

In: Ceramic Production and Circulation in the Greater Southwest: Source Determination by INAA and Complementary Mineralogical Investigations, Glowacki, D.M. and Neff, H. (eds.). UCLA Press

Harry, K.G., et al. Pottery Link to download
2001

Protohistoric Ceramics from the Texas Southern Plains: Documenting Plains-Pueblo Interactions

In: Ceramic Production and Circulation in the Greater Southwest: Source Determination by INAA and Complementary Mineralogical Investigations, Glowacki, D.M. and Neff, H. (eds.). UCLA Press

Boyd, D.K., et al. Pottery Link to download
2001

Patayan Ceramic Variability: Using Trace Element and Petrographic Analysis to Study Brown and Buff Wares in Southern California

In: Ceramic Production and Circulation in the Greater Southwest: Source Determination by INAA and Complementary Mineralogical Investigations, Glowacki, D.M. and Neff, H. (eds.). UCLA Press

Hildebrand, J.A., et al. Pottery Link to download
2001

Typologies and Classification of Great Basin Pottery: A New Look at Death Valley Brownwares

In: Ceramic Production and Circulation in the Greater Southwest: Source Determination by INAA and Complementary Mineralogical Investigations, Glowacki, D.M. and Neff, H. (eds.). UCLA Press

Eerkens, J.W., et al. Pottery Link to download
2000

Clays of Contention: An Ethnoarchaeological Study of Factionalism and Clay Composition

Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory, 7(3):249–272

Neupert, M.A. Pottery Link to download
2000

Ceramic Technology and Social Boundaries: Cultural Practices in Kalinga Clay Selection and Use

Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory, 7(4):295–331

Stark, M.T., et al. Pottery Link to download
2000

An Integrative Study of Ceramic Exchange During the Illinois Valley Middle Woodland Period

Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Anthropology, SUNY–Buffalo.

Fie, S.M. Pottery Link to download
2011

A New Perspective on Late Holocene Social Interaction in Northwest Alaska: Results of a Preliminary Ceramic Sourcing Study

Journal of Archaeological Science 38(5): 943–955

Anderson, S.L., et al. Pottery Link to download
2006

Characterization of New England Chert Sources by Neutron Activation

Transactions of the American Nuclear Society 95: 477–478

Boulanger, M.T., et al. Chert Link to download
2011

Sentinel Butte: Neutron Activation Analysis of White River Group Chert from a Primary Source and Artifacts from a Clovis Cache in North Dakota, USA

Journal of Archaeological Science 38(5): 965–976

Huckell, B.B., et al. Chert Link to download
2011

Geochemical Characterization of Tecovas and Alibates Source Samples

Plains Anthropologist 56(219): 121–141

Quigg, J.M., et al. Chert Link to download
2010

Woodland Period Ceramic Provenance and the Exchange of Swift Creek Complicated Stamped Vessels in the Southeastern United States

Journal of Archaeological Science 37: 2598–2611.

Wallis, N.J., et al. Pottery Link to download
2008

Trace Element Studies of the Arkansas Novaculite

M.A. Thesis, Department of Anthropology, University of Arkansas

Scarr, K.D. Chert Link to download
2013

Experimental Evaluation of Sample-Extraction Methods and the Potential for Contamination in Ceramic Specimens

Archaeometry 55(5): 880–892.

Boulanger, M.T., et al. Pottery Link to download
2013

Cerro Portezuelo: States and Hinterlands in the Pre-Hispanic Basin of Mexico

Ancient Mesoamerica 24(1): 47–71.

Nichols, D.L., et al. Pottery Link to download
2013

Interpolity Pottery Exchange in the Tuxtla Mountains, Southern Veracruz,, Mexico

Latin American Antiquity 24(3): 262–288.

Stoner, W.D. Pottery Link to download

Recent research reported by the Archaeometry Lab at MURR after June 2011 is based on support by the National Science Foundation under our current grant number 1110793. Earlier research was supported by several NSF grants, including the following numbers: 8801707, 9102016, 9503035, 9802366, 9977237, 0102325, 0405042, 0504015, 0802757, 0922374, and 0802757. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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