Term of Award
Master of Arts in Social Sciences (M.A.)
Document Type and Release Option
Thesis (open access)
Department of Sociology and Anthropology
Sue M. Moore
Committee Member 1
Committee Member 2
Author's abstract: Handheld X Ray Fluorescence (XRF) technology is a new and emerging method in the field of archeology. This thesis discusses the results of XRF comparative analysis and comparative chemical analysis between a given ferrous metallic artifact's corrosion environment (the surrounding soil matrix) and the subsequent corrosion products formed on the artifact. The hypothesis is that the data will demonstrate a chemical correlation between the two. Iron and chlorine are the two major elements discussed in the study. The artifacts in the sample set have been collected from Camp Lawton (9JS1), a Confederate Prison for Union Soldiers located in Millen, GA that dates to late 1864.
Morrow, Amanda L., "XRF and the Corrosion Environment at Camp Lawton: A Comprehensive Study of the Archeological Microenvironment of a Civil War Prison Camp" (2012). Electronic Theses & Dissertations. 1007.