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Last Updated: 08/30/2015
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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 OFF FOR THE REMAINDER OF 2015 WHILE I REORGANIZE THE LAB AND REPAIR THE SPECTROMETER: I've officially retired and the lab will remain closed during the remainder of 2015 while I prepare it for its eventual transition to new management. Reopening is scheduled for sometime in 2016. Click HERE for the details.

AN UPDATE FOR PROSPECTIVE LAB BUYERS: For those of you who have contacted me about the future of the lab - trust me, you haven't been forgotten! Please click HERE for an update.

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. Last source update: 04-21-2015.

THANKS AND A TIP OF THE HAT: In 2015, we celebrated 20 years as Northwest Research and the continued success of a small analytical laboratory like this ones 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.


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