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Last Updated: 05/01/2016
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Welcome to the Northwest Research Obsidian Studies Laboratory website. We offer a variety of different analytical services related to obsidian artifact trace element provenance ("sourcing") studies and obsidian source studies, primarily in the context of archaeological research. This website describes our services and provides methodological and source information that supplements and supports our contract investigations and research interests.

THE X-RAYS ARE CURRENTLY OFF WHILE THE LAB MAKES THE TRANSITION TO A NEW LAB DIRECTOR: I've officially retired and the reopening of the lab under new ownership is scheduled for sometime in May of 2016. Click HERE for the details.

PARDON THE MESS: In preparation for the grand reopening of the lab, we're in the process of moving pieces of the website around and you may occasionally run into some inconsistencies or links that don't quite take you where expected. In particular, the maps section and the descriptions of FGV sources are being permanently relocated to www.sourcecatalog.com.

LOOKING FOR OBSIDIAN HYDRATION SERVICES?: Our former obsidian hydration laboratory is now Willamette Analytics. New name, new website, new address, and same experienced hydration analyst!

EXPANDED ONLINE OBSIDIAN SOURCE RESOURCES: As time allows, I've been gradually expanding the source descriptive and literature reference information at the U.S. Obsidian Source Catalog. This project is still a work in progress but you can see where I'm going with it by looking at the SOURCE INFORMATION menu located to the left. Click HERE for more information.

THANKS AND A TIP OF THE HAT: In 2015, we celebrated 20 years as Northwest Research. The continued success of a small analytical laboratory like this one would simply not have been possible without the help and interest of a lot of different people over the years. For all of you who have helped along the way ... thanks!. We couldn't have done it without you.

A NEW IAOS PUBLICATION: A new obsidian-related volume, Twenty Five Years on the Cutting Edge of Obsidian Studies, has recently been published by the International Association for Obsidian Studies (IAOS). To have a look at a sample or to buy a copy online through PayPal, click HERE.


OBSIDIAN CATALOG


MAP LIBRARY


FGV CATALOG