Portland State University. Department of Anthropology
Daniel J. Scheans
Date of Award
Master of Arts (M.A.) in Anthropology
1 online resource (32 p.)
Oregon Pottery Company, Pottery -- Oregon -- Polk County, Pottery -- Analysis, Nuclear activation analysis
Instrumental Neutron Activation Analysis was used for this study of stonewares collected from the site of the Buena Vista/Oregon Pottery Company (1866-1890).
The results show significant chemical signatures in the samples tested. Thorium/ytterbium and thorium/chromium ratios within their respective ranges of variation demonstrate a relative conformity among all samples of Buena Vista ceramics.
Sullivan, Daniel D., "Neutron activation analysis and chemical inference for the identification of Buena Vista ceramics" (1986). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 3699.