Characterization by Mössbauer Spectroscopy and Electron Paramagnetic Resonance of Peruvian Obsidians for Provenance Studies: A Preliminary Study

A. Bustamante, J. Montoya, M. Delgado, R. B. Scorzelli, A. M. Rossi, G. Poupeau

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Abstract

The identification of geological sources of obsidians collected in archaeological sites provides important information about circulation routes and sociocultural relationships during prehistoric periods. This paper presents the preliminary results obtained by MS and EPR on geological obsidians from Ayacucho and Arequipa, in Peru and on archaeological obsidian artifacts from Cerrillos, an early Paracas site of the upper Ica valley, south of Lima (Peru).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)73-77
Number of pages5
JournalHyperfine Interactions
Volume148-149
Issue number1-4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was partially supported by the Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecno-logía del Perú (CONCYTEC) through contract No 405-2001-CONCYTEC-OAJ.

Keywords

  • Electron paramagnetic resonance
  • Mössbauer spectroscopy
  • Obsidians

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