Today's Video

The X-Ray Fluorescence Lab

Researchers from The Field Museum's Anthropology Department joined forces to study Maya Obsidian using a portable X-Ray fluorescence spectrometer. The use of non-destructive technologies has allowed researchers to uncover stories behind objects from the collections. Check out how they use this cool instrument is to analyze Maya Obsidian that was excavated in the 1930's by Sir J. Eric Thompson!

Provided by the Field Museum of Natural History
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