Building a bridge to the past: Archaeometry at the IPEN Reactor

M. Delgado, P. Olivera, E. Montoya, A. Bustamante

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Neutron activation analysis has contributed to research in Peru in different scientific fields, particularly in archaeometry. In archaeometry, applications include the characterization of copper alloy artefacts from the tomb of El Señor de Sican to determine production methods, ceramics from the Wari Culture to study production, and distribution of Middle Horizon pottery in Cuzco, ceramics from Villa El Salvador to determine production groups, and obsidian source analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)403-412
Number of pages10
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Archaeometry
  • Ceramics
  • Copper
  • Neutron activation analysis
  • Obsidian
  • Wari culture


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