Overview of a study on the chemical analysis of lead objects has been used in archaeology and forensics to tie a particular ore or manufacturer to a particular artifact.
Results of the study were presented at the 62nd Annual Northwest Anthropology Conference, April 9, 2009 at Newport, Oregon.
Wilson, D. Musket Balls, Lewis & Clark, and the Fur Trade: Isotopic, Elemental, and Historical Analysis. NCRI Report, The Park's Northwest Cultural Resource Institute (NCRI) Newsletter, Vol. 4, No. 1, April 2009.