This paper summarises the recent characterisation of several South Australian ochre sources by neutron activation analysis NAA). NAA provides trace and major elemental composition for the samples, and through subsequent multivariate analyses allows conclusions based on the original geochemistry of the sources to be made. 65 samples from 13 sources in South Australia were analysed. Elements important in distinguishing between sources were identified and further studies for characterisation of South Australian ochre have been outlined. .
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Journal of the Anthropological Society of South Australia|
|Issue number||July 2012|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|