Topic ID #27617 - posted 3/12/2013 7:36 AM

RAoS #156 Pigments on Arrow and Dart Shafts Analyzed in a Recent Paper



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In a recent paper from Eerkens, et al. (2012) titled, "Chemical Composition, Mineralogy, and Physical Structure of Pigments on Arrow and Dart Fragments from Gypsum Cave, Nevada" the authors analyze pigments found on arrow and dart fragments to determine their chemical composition, mineralogy, and physical structure. They show that green, red, pink, brown, and black pigments were created using a variety of minerals.

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