Obsidian Hydration Services

Willamette Analytics specializes in obsidian hydration analysis of artifact obsidian in the context of archaeological research. The laboratory is equipped with a Olympus BHT petrographic microscope fitted with a video micrometer unit and a digital imaging video camera.

Project Details

Each project is returned with a brief letter report and detailed data tables (suitable for use as a standalone appendix).

Also included is a spreadsheet with all analytical reports, graphics files of any figures that appear in the report, and a copy of any Adobe Acrobat files that were produced as part of a project.

Standard shipping (UPS, FedEx, or Certified/Delivery Confirmation mail) of artifacts and results is included with all projects.

Rapid Turnaround

For an extra 35% your project will be expedited for a turn-around time of two weeks.

Artifacts will be shipped back promptly and a copy of the results will be emailed to you.

For large projects, a longer turn-around time might be required.

Please call ahead to set up a rapid-turnaround project.