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pXRF in Culture Heritage Short Course

July 29, 2016


Portable x-ray fluorescence (pXRF) technology is a valuable tool for archaeologists, art historians, geologists and conservators seeking to nondestructively determine the elemental composition of artifacts and art objects. In archaeology, pXRF is used in the field to establish the provenience of lithic, ceramic, and metal objects; distinguish patterns of exchange and mobility; and characterize distinct traditions of craft production. This workshop will provide participants with a basic introduction to the physics of XRF spectroscopy and to the mechanics of portable XRF analysis. In additional, we will discuss the potential applications and limitations of this kind of analysis for a variety of fields and research questions. Participants are encouraged to bring items with them that we will analysis with a pXRF spectrometer. This short course will be taught by PhD Candidate Camilla Sturm from the University of Pittsburgh.


Friday, July 29th, 2016

9-11:30: Introduction and Lecture

1:30-3:30: Discussion and Demonstration



10,000 ₮ for the 1 day workshop. Your payment reserves your spot in the workshop. Space is limited so reserve your spot ahead of time! Contact Julia (jclark@mongoliacenter.org) for details on how to make this payment.



Dr Julia Clark

American Centre for Mongolian Studies


(+976) 9414-9155

Camilla Sturm


July 29, 2016
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