“Using LIBS to investigate prehistoric eating habits in Saudi Arabia”

May 2014

 N. Hausmann, O. Kokkinaki, D. Anglos, G. Bailey

Activities: Arabian Prehistory, Laser Analysis, Marine Food

Modern-day research in climatology and archaeology requires thousands of samples for conclusive datasets, but with Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS)  we have the unique advantage of taking fast, in- situ measurements at low costs. It also allows us to easily replicate data to achieve well-founded and statistically valid results. This is why it is key to further develop it as an alternative to other analyses that are more expensive and time-consuming to improve sample numbers and quality of research.

Acknowledgments: This work has received funding from LASERLAB-EUROPE (grant agreement n° 284464).

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