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McMaster Archaeological XRF Lab publishes in Journal of Archaeological Science

Using Obsidian to Demonstrate Cultural Continuity in the Southern Levant: A new paper in the Journal of Archaeological Science includes Dr. Tristan Carter and past grad and undergrad student co-authors Zachary Batist and Kathryn Campeau (Both now PhD candidates at University of Toronto).

Sep 26, 2017

Dr. Carter also involves grads and undergrads in excavation and research in Greece through the Stélida Naxos Archaeological Project (SNAP).

This project has its own YouTube channel with a series of short clips focusing on site / methods / research questions and our undergrads’ participation:


JAS article publication info:

Carter, T., Batist, Z, Campeau, K., Garfinkel, Y., and Streit, K. (2017), ‘Investigating Pottery Neolithic socio-economic “regression” in the Southern Levant: Characterizing obsidian consumption at Sha‘ar Hagolan (N. Israel)’, Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports 15: 305-317

For more information on the McMaster Archaeological XRF (MAX) lab, see