Archaeological sciences have particular value when it can provide information about the age and origin of archaeological ancient materials and deposits. With use of isotopic fingerprints, one can trace ancient metals and identify different metal deposits, so that metals can be related to specific ore deposits. Also by analyzing human remains on C, N, O, S, P and Sr isotopic signatures, archaeologists can study the dietary habits of an individual or group, determine where a person grew up or where they lived in the last years of their life. In addition, absolute age determinations by, e.g. Re-Os and U-Th isotope systems provide valuable information for archaeologists.
Perform in-situ multi-element analysis in various archaeological material with the Thermo Scientific Element Series, combined with a Laser Ablation system.