Rehydroxylation (RHX) dating of archaeological pottery
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Explore rehydroxylation rhx dating of archaeological pottery research content by Physical Activity for Health Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences We show that the rehydroxylation RHX method can be used to date archaeological pottery, rehydroxylation rhx dating of archaeological pottery give the first RHX dates for three disparate items of excavated material. These are in agreement with independently assigned dates.
We define precisely the mass components of the ceramic material before, during and after dehydroxylation. These include the masses of three types of water present in the sample: We describe the main steps of the RHX dating process: We propose a statistical criterion for isolating the RHX component of the measured mass gain data after reheating and demonstrate how to calculate the RHX age. An effective lifetime temperature ELT is defined, and we show how this is related to the temperature history of a sample.
The ELT is used to adjust rehydroxylation rhx dating of archaeological pottery RHX rate constant obtained at the measurement temperature to the effective lifetime value used in the RHX age calculation. Our results suggest that RHX has the potential to be a reliable and technically straightforward method of dating archaeological pottery, thus filling a long-standing gap in dating methods. Study with us Work with us Why Strathclyde? Strathprints home Open Access Open Access research with a real impact on health Login Rehydroxylation RHX dating of archaeological pottery.
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