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Geochemistry and identification of Australian red ochre deposits

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Title: Geochemistry and identification of Australian red ochre deposits
Author(s): Smith, M
Fankhauser, B
Publisher: Canberra, ACT : PalaeoWorks, Dept. of Archaeology & Natural History, Research School of Pacific & Asian Studies, The Australian National University
Series/Report no.: PalaeoWorks Technical Report: No. 9
Description: 
Between 1994 and 1998 the authors undertook a project to look at the feasibility of using geochemical signatures to identify the sources of ochres recovered in archaeological excavations. This research was supported by AIATSIS research grants G94/4879, G96/5222 and G98/6143.The two substantive reports on this research (listed below) have remained unpublished until now and are brought together in this Palaeoworks Technical Paper to make them more generally accessible to students and other researchers. Smith, M. A. and B. Fankhauser (1996) An archaeological perspective on the geochemistry of Australian red ochre deposits: Prospects for fingerprinting major sources. A report to the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, Canberra. Smith, M. A. and B. Fankhauser (2003) G96/5222 - Further characterisation and sourcing of archaeological ochres. A report to the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, Canberra.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/144174

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