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Panhandle Archaeological Society at Tallahassee (PAST)

Date(s): 3/4/2014

7:00 PM

B. Calvin Jones Center for Archaeology at the Gov. Martin House, 1001 De Soto Park Dr., Tallahassee, FL 32301
Join us on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 7 P.M., as Hillary Conley and S. Andrew Wise present “Setting Phasers to Stun: An Introduction to the science of Portable X-ray Fluorescence and its applications in Archaeology” Increasingly archaeologists are finding ways to utilize portable x-ray fluorescence (PXRF). Originally developed for the on-site detection of metals and minerals, PXRF is a tool that uses targeted x-ray energy to detect an object’s elemental composition. We will examine the history and science behind PXRF and show real world examples of how this technology is used by archaeologists. Hillary Conley is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Classics at FSU and a museum technician at SEAC. Andrew Wise works in SEAC’s division of Archeological Collections and Information Management. PAST meetings are at the B. Calvin Jones Center for Archaeology at the Gov. Martin House, 1001 De Soto Park Dr., Tallahassee. De Soto Park Dr. is off Lafayette St. between Seminole Dr. and Myers Park Dr. Look for the PAST sign on Lafayette St. on the evening of the meeting.
Tom Baird, 850.671.3012, tbaird01@comcast.net

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