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Departmental Colloquium

Title
"Particle Physics" for Today's (Geo)Archaeology  
Guest Speaker
Ervan Garrison  
Guest Affiliation
University of Georgia, Department of Geology & Anthropology  
When
Thursday, September 13, 2012 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm  
Location
202  
Details

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.

 

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