Sourcing Chert Artifacts with pXRF

Stance Hurst, PhD
Thoughts on Geoheritage
2 min readFeb 9, 2024

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pXRF Olympus Vanta used for geochemical analysis

My geoheritage research program in the Heritage and Museum Sciences Program at the Museum of Texas Tech University involves trying new methods to source chert lithic artifacts more easily, to better understand how geodiversity influenced past hunter-gatherers.

I found an interesting new chapter by Khori Newlander in the 2023 book Sourcing Archeological Lithic Assemblages, called: “The Promise and…

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Stance Hurst, PhD
Thoughts on Geoheritage

I am an archaeologist at the Lubbock Lake Landmark and Graduate Faculty at Texas Tech University. Passionate about archaeology, cycling, and Apple technology.