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University of Chicago (Chicago, IL 60637-5418)
Susanne Paulus (Project Director: June 2018 to present)
Far from Home: Exploring the application of non-destructive XRF clay analysis for the provenience study of cuneiform tablets

A study of the applicability of geochemical clay analyses, including portable energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence (pXRF) and laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS), for establishing the provenance of cuneiform tablets held by the Oriental Institute (OI) of the University of Chicago.

Project fields:
Archaeology; Near and Middle Eastern History

Research and Development

Preservation and Access

Total amounts:
$70,363 (approved)
$70,363 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2019 – 6/30/2020