HOW IS XRF USEFUL TO DESCENDENT COMMUNITIES?
Portable XRF technology is revolutionizing the way scientists and descendent communities - the people who created these objects - work together and care for material culture. XRF analysis is quick, inexpensive, non-destructive, and reliable. Results can be viewed live time, allowing opportunities to engage in reciprocal research. For example, when archaeologists use a portable XRF in the field or community, they eliminate the need for removing objects from their home territories. This promotes accessiblity of archaeological science to descendent communities.