Pretola, J. P. (2001). A feasibility study using silica polymorph ratios for sourcing chert and chalcedony lithic materials. J Archaeol Sci 28 (7). Vol 28(7), pp. 721-739.

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A feasibility study using silica polymorph ratios for sourcing chert and chalcedony lithic materials
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J Archaeol Sci 28 (7)
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Journal of Archaeological Science
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28 (7)
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721 - 739
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Chert and chalcedony are composed of source specific weight percents of quartz and a silica polymorph called moganite. In this study, optical mineralogical techniques in polarized light and X-ray diffraction with Rietveld refinement are used to observe moganite and determine its weight percent. This study shows that while optical techniques show some promise, X-ray diffraction and Rietveld refinement appear to be accurate for determining moganite ratios in archaeological materials. In combination, these three techniques are also useful for identifying other minerals present that can aid in lithic sourcing.
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John P Pretola
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2001
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Silica Polymorph Called Moganite (Auto Detected Subject))
Flint [As Raw Material] (BIAB)
Chalcedony (BIAB)
Lithics [Undifferentiated] (BIAB)
Provenancing (BIAB)
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10 Dec 2001