Sample Submission

Submitting Samples to the Archaeometry Laboratory

[Obsidian core and artifacts]Customers interested in submitting samples for NAA, XRF, or ICP-MS are strongly encouraged to contact the laboratory during the earliest stages of their planned project. Providing us with the following information will ensure that your project is completed quickly and efficiently:

We will also provide you with a range of sample-identification numbers (analytical IDs, or ANIDs) unique to your project. Once you have informed us of your intent to submit samples, please ensure that you comply with the following instructions on how to prepare, package, and submit your samples to the Archaeometry Laboratory.

Special instructions are necessary if you are submitting soil or clay samples, or if the only way you can obtain samples is by drilling them from an artifact. Note that drilling increases the potential for contamination, and that providing an artifact in solid form is preferrable in all instances.

Research performed by the Archaeometry Laboratory at MURR after August 2016 is supported by the National Science Foundation under our current grant number 1621158. Earlier research was supported by several NSF grants including the following: 1415403, 1110793, 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 authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

Last Updated on June 2, 2017
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