Archaeology and Paleontology at ETA and Berkeley Lab

Several scientists who were or are in the Energy Technologies Area have made contributions to research in archaeology and paleontology.

Frank Asaro, Robert Giauque, and the late Fred Stross have, for some 30 years, used neutron activation analysis and x-ray fluorescence spectroscopy to study the age and origin of artifacts to help archaeologists and historians better understand the past.

Asaro and Helen Michels worked with Luis Alvarez and George Muller to propose and gather evidence that an asteroid impact caused the extinction of the dinosaurs 65 million years ago.

Here are some readings on these topics.