However, the authors deal far too briefly with the science of the more knowledgeable dissenters; and in recounting key events in the course of debates over human culpability, they do little more than underscore how easily both practitioners of the new archaeometry and their critics variously lost sight of science by injudicious recourse to rhetoric.
However, making the most of the book's virtue in this respect requires a good deal of patient sifting away of quick and questionable assertions about the intellectual contexts, acuity and motivation of researchers and public commentators critical of claims grounded in this new archaeometry.
Ten have been analysed for composition using Laser Ablation-Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry in the Curt-Hengelhorn Centre for Archaeometry laboratory in Mannheim, as part of the first comparative study of prehistoric Southeast Asian gold (Schlosser et al.
8) Curt-Engelhom Centre for Archaeometry, D63, 68159 Mannheim, Germany
Proceedings of the 36th International Symposium on Archaeometry.
Use of microscopic XRF for non-destructive analysis in art and archaeometry.
Watchman, Alan L and Rhys Jones 2002 'An independent confirmation of the 4 ka antiquity of a beeswax figure in western Arnhem Land, northern Australia', Archaeometry
The termoluminescence test of that year (not so 'recent') to which you refer, confirming the bust's renaissance date, was duly published in the journal Archaeometry
Southon 1995 Radiocarbon Dates for Beeswax Figures in the Prehistoric Rock Art of Northern Australia, Archaeometry
Radiocarbon dates from the Oxford AMS system: archaeometry
The author, however, could not be accused of myopia; across his six-century arc, Vaccaro deploys analysis of urban excavations (from Roselle--yet another 'extinct' city), rural survey, wrecks (including those which foundered off the island of Giglio, the scene of the more recent Costa Concordia sinking), archaeometry
, medieval texts and environmental data.