Use of solid phase extraction for preconcentration of rare elements : provenance studies in Çatalhöyük obsidians

Öztürk, Sema
Obsidian has been a center of interest both for geologists and archaeologists. Geologists have studied on physical and chemical properties of obsidian where archaeologists have worked on this material as a common artifact found in excavations. In this study, obsidian samples from Çatalhöyük excavations are examined using their rare earth element (REE) concentrations. Inductively Coupled Plasma-Optical Emission Spectrometry (ICP-OES) have been used for this purpose. A mixture (4:1) of lithium metaborate and lithium tetraborate was used for fusion of samples. Because of the low concentrations of REEs, a preconcentration step is needed. Successful recovery results have been achieved with Amberlite IR-120. The developed method is tested using the standard reference material SARM-1.


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Citation Formats
S. Öztürk, “Use of solid phase extraction for preconcentration of rare elements : provenance studies in Çatalhöyük obsidians ,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2003.