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Newberry Caldera and the Big Obsidian Flow, Newberry National Volcanic Monument, Oregon

Obsidian Laboratory Directory
Obsidian Provenance and Hydration Analysis Laboratories

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Archaeological XRF Laboratory (USA)

SERVICES: X-ray fluorescence analysis of obsidian from the southwestern United States
DIRECTOR: M. Steven Shackley

AN IMPORTANT NOTE: The lab moved from Berkeley, California, to Albuquerque, New Mexico, on July 1, 2011. The original e-mail and website addresses remain the same but a new mailing address and phone/fax numbers are now in effect:
M. Steven Shackley, Ph.D. - Archaeological XRF Laboratory - 8100-M4-158 Wyoming Blvd NE - Albuquerque, NM 87113
Phone: 505-856-4083 - Fax: 505-858-1601 (please direct to Steve Shackley)

6Archaeometry Laboratory at MURR (USA)

SERVICES: INAA, XRF, and ICP-MS analysis of obsidian at the Missouri University Research Reactor
DIRECTOR: Michael D. Glascock

Geochemical Research Laboratory (USA)

SERVICES: X-ray fluorescence analysis of obsidian
DIRECTOR: Richard E. Hughes

Northwest Research Obsidian Studies Laboratory (USA)

SERVICES: X-ray fluorescence analysis of obsidian and trace element studies of fine-grained volcanic (FGV) artifacts
DIRECTOR: Alex N. Nyers

Origer's Obsidian Laboratory (USA)

SERVICES: Obsidian hydration analysis (formerly the Sonoma State University Obsidian Hydration Laboratory)
DIRECTOR: Thomas M. Origer

Simon Fraser University Department of Archaeology XRF Lab (Canada)

SERVICES: X-ray fluorescence analysis of obsidian and trace element studies of fine-grained volcanic (FGV) artifacts
DIRECTOR: Rudy Reimer

Willamette Analytics (USA)

SERVICES: Obsidian hydration analysis of obsidian artifacts
DIRECTOR: Jennifer J. Thatcher

Willamette Analytics was formerly part of Northwest Research and is now an independent business operated by the former hydration analyst.

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Last Updated: 03/16/2017
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