Saturday, June 16, 2007

An interview on Archaeology Magazine with chemist Matthias Rossbach of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) examines the surprising role of the agency in archaeology:
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is using nuclear technology to provide new information about artifacts in countries rich in archaeological objects but poor in resources to study them. Chemist Matthias Rossbach has led a project that uses Nuclear Analytical Techniques (NATs) to measure the elemental composition of ceramic, stone, and metal artifacts.