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Rare Earth Analysis of Cherts of the Tri-State Area (Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia)

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dc.contributor Morton, John P.
dc.creator Murphy, James L., 1941-
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-20T14:38:27Z
dc.date.available 2011-01-20T14:38:27Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.citation James L. Murphy and John P. Morton, "Rare Earth Analysis of Cherts of the Tri-State Area (Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia)," Ohio Archaeologist 60 no. 4 (Fall 2010): 30-33. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1811/47565
dc.description.abstract Attempts to distinguish fresh-water and marine cherts of the lower, middle, and upper Pennsylvania strata of Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia using rare earth element analysis with direct current plasma emission spectrometry is inconclusive, but the relative amounts of rare earth elements are useful in sourcing some prehistoric materials. Specifically, lithic material from Middle and Late Woodland sites in Marshall Co., West Virginia, previously misidentified as Brush Creek chert occurring some 100 km from the sites, can be confidently identified as local bedded chert from the Upper Washington limestone of the Dunkard Group outcropping only a few km distant. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Archaeological Society of Ohio en_US
dc.subject Prehistoric lithic material sources en_US
dc.subject Dunkard chert en_US
dc.subject Ohio Valley chert sources en_US
dc.subject Kanawha Flint en_US
dc.subject Upper Mercer Flint en_US
dc.subject Plum Run Flint en_US
dc.subject Bluebird Site, West Virginia en_US
dc.subject Saddle Site, West Virginia en_US
dc.title Rare Earth Analysis of Cherts of the Tri-State Area (Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia) en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.identifier.osuauthor murphy.11
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