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C.S.Sastri, A.Banerjee, T.Sauvage, B.Courtois, F.Duval, 'Application of 12 MeV proton activation to the analysis of archaeological specimens', J. Radioanal. Nucl. Chem. 308 241-249 (2016) doi:10.1007/s10967-015-4313-0

12 MeV proton activation analysis is applied to a variety of archaeological specimens (glass, pottery, mortar and ivory) and its usefulness studied. The method is non-destructive and Ca, Ti, V, Cr, Fe, Cu, Zn, As, Sr, Y, Zr and Sb, ranging from percentage to parts per million (ppm)level were determined. The detection limits in archaeological glass for Ti, V, Cr, Fe, As, Sr, Y and Zr are at 1–10 ppm level; Cu, Zn and Sb at 20–35 ppm level, and Ca at 150 ppm level.