Themed issue on Archaeometry now online

JAAS 2012, Archaeometry themed issue, front cover

Front cover: Fan et al, J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2012, 27, 821-826

The latest issue of JAAS features our themed issue on Archaeometry, Guest Edited by Patrick Degryse of the University of Leuven (KU Leuven), Leuven, Belgium.

The front cover is an article from this issue by Changsui Wang of the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China and co-workers.  They performed analyses on an artifact of brass apparently predating the Bronze Age, which was unearthed at Jiangzhai site (China, Shaanxi Province, 4700-4000 BC) in order to infer the probable metallurgical process for the production of this early brass.

Brass before bronze? Early copper-alloy metallurgy in China
Xiaopan Fan, Garman Harbottle, Qiang Gao, Weirong Zhou, Qiming Gong, Hua Wang, Xiaohan Yu and Changsui Wang
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2012, 27, 821-826
DOI: 10.1039/C2JA10257A

Other HOT articles from this issue are:

Roman glass across the Empire: an elemental and isotopic characterization
Monica Ganio, Sara Boyen, Thomas Fenn, Rebecca Scott, Sofie Vanhoutte, Domingo Gimeno and Patrick Degryse
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2012, 27, 743-753
DOI: 10.1039/C2JA10355A

A summary of strontium and oxygen isotope variation in archaeological human tooth enamel excavated from Britain
J. A. Evans, C. A. Chenery and J. Montgomery
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2012, 27, 754-764
DOI: 10.1039/C2JA10362A

JAAS, 2012, Issue 5, inside front cover

Fortes et al., J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2012, 27, 868-873

On the inside front cover, Javier Laserna of the University of Malaga and colleagues show, for the first time, that LIBS is a useful tool to study the correlation between the chemical analysis and the age of the rock.

Spatial distribution of paleoclimatic proxies in stalagmite slabs using laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy
F. J. Fortes, I. Vadillo, H. Stoll, M. Jiménez-Sánchez, A. Moreno and J. J. Laserna
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2012, 27, 868-873
DOI: 10.1039/C2JA10299D

Other HOT articles in this issue:

Surface topography reconstruction by stereo-PIXE
Ebrahim Gholami Hatam, Primož Pelicon, Mohammad Lamehi-Rachti, Primož Vavpetič, Omidreza Kakuee, Nataša Grlj, Miha Čekada and Vahid Fathollahi
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2012, 27, 834-840
DOI: 10.1039/C2JA10373G

Automatic dynamic chemical fractionation method with detection by plasma spectrometry for advanced characterization of solid biofuels
Warunya Boonjob, Maria Zevenhoven, Paul Ek, Mikko Hupa, Ari Ivaska and Manuel Miró
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2012, 27, 841-849
DOI: 10.1039/C2JA00007E

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