Procedure for obsidian dating notes

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Procedure for obsidian dating deep- allows better light transmission during the analysis.)  Place sample onto microscope slide.  Polish to remove any scratches from the previous cutting. Measure the hydration band using  polarized or white light. Take several measurements on each rind. Re-evaluate sample after  approximately a week to check for accuracy. Calculate the sample’s translucency. The actual 
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Unformatted text preview: measurement of hydration involves using light transmission to determine the amount of hydration, and therefore the relative age of the sample. The prepared slides are observed by means of a microscope to determine the amount of light transmission. These calculations are used to determine the hydration of the sample, which indicates the age of the sample....
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This note was uploaded on 09/27/2010 for the course CHEM 393 taught by Professor Anderson during the Fall '04 term at Ramapo.

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