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  1. Michael Oberndorf, RPA
    Michael Oberndorf, RPA at |

    Great to see pXRF being used on rock art! It’s a great tool, with lots of applications, and archaeologists should use it more.

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  3. Mary Black
    Mary Black at |

    Read about ongoing archaeological research in the Lower Pecos this spring which is being led by Dr. Stephen L. Black, Texas State University. Read about the Ancient South West Texas Project at http://www.aswtproject.wordpress.com

  4. Roman Gillitzer
    Roman Gillitzer at |

    Altho this is from 2014, I just found it & read it–a question (may be redundant) I would ask: Can/has the information from the scans be compared to other areas, to see if the type/makeup pigments of the original paint that was used, came from a common gathering area? There is the possibility that certain locals were known by the peoples in question & were commonly used to get the pigments to make their paints. We know that certain quarry’s were mined & the materials used over a very wide range, for tool making–probably through trade routes or just movement of the people–why not the same with paints/pigments–
    Just a thought, I’m sure I’m not the only one who has asked this, however–


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