- "Particle Physics" for Today's (Geo)Archaeology
- Guest Speaker
- Ervan Garrison
- Guest Affiliation
- University of Georgia, Department of Geology & Anthropology
- Thursday, September 13, 2012 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The sub-discipline of archaeological geology aka geoarchaeology" makes use of several analytical tools based on many "particles" more common to physical inquiry. These include protons, neutrons, electrons (a close cousin - Muons) and high energy photons (x and gamma "rays").
This talk is a brief survey of the utility of these particles for answering archaeological questions with instruments in earth science departments.