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Last Updated: 10/05/2017
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NORTHWEST RESEARCH OBSIDIAN STUDIES LABORATORY

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 ON AND THE LAB IS OPEN: Craig has retired and the lab is open under a new laboratory director and owner, Alex Nyers. Same lab, same spectrometer, same reference collection, same services, new director. Craig will still be maintaining his close association with Northwest Research but will be redirecting his focus to the U.S. Obsidian Source Catalog and to a variety of obsidian and FGV-related research projects. Click HERE for the details.

NORTHWEST ARCHAEOMETRICS: You might want to also have a look around our companion lab, Northwest Archaeometrics, and check out our advanced imaging technologies.

WEBSITE UPDATE: As part of the lab transition to new ownership, we're in the process of gradually moving pieces of the website around and you may occasionally run into some inconsistencies or links that don't quite take you quite where expected. The maps section and the descriptions of FGV sources have now been permanently relocated to www.sourcecatalog.com.

LOOKING FOR OBSIDIAN HYDRATION SERVICES?: Our former obsidian hydration laboratory is now operating independently as Willamette Analytics. Jennifer Thatcher, the longtime experienced hydration analyst at Northwest Research, remains at the helm.

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