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Andean Geochemistry Visualization Project

A web based tool for exploring and comparing artifact geochemistry with archived datasets.

Project Abstract


This project aims to provide a background of regional reference data against which to graphically compare new geochemical data from a variety of cultural items as well as providing links to recommended values and a reference data set for obsidian sourcing. These reference datasets include the geochemical library of Neutron Activation Analysis elemental concentration data from the Missouri University Research Reactor (MURR) for Andean obsidian sources, These data will facilitate linking obsidian artifacts to their sources using graphical and multivariate source assignment tools through R with the web interface R-Shiny. The web tool is hosted at

At the time of this dataset's publication, the contributing researchers to this project and their affiliations were as follows:



Barberena, Ramiro

CONICET - Mendoza

Brooks, George

University of Georgia

Brooks, Sarah

University of Illinois-Chicago

Burger, Richard

Yale University

Capriles, Jose

Universidad de Tarapaca

Chapparo, Gabriela

National Research Council-Argentina (CONICET)

Duran, Victor A.

CONICET - Mendoza

Dyrdahl, Eric

Pennsylvania State University

Escola, Patricia

CONICET, Univ. Nacional Catamarca

Frye, Kirk

UC Santa Barbara

Gamio, Luis


Giesso, Martin

Northeastern Illinois University

Gnecco, Cristobal

University of Cauca, Colombia

Haber, Alejandro

CONICET, Univ. Nacional Catamarca

Jennings, Justin

Royal Ontario Museum

Knight, Charles L. F.

University of Vermont

Lazzari, Marisa

University of Exeter-England

Lubensky, Earl

University of Missouri (deceased)

Mayer-Oakes, William

Texas Tech University (deceased)

Mercuri, Cecilia

National Research Council-Argentina (CONICET)

Miotti, Laura

CONICET - Univ. Nacional de La Plata

Neme, Gustavo

CONICET - Buenos Aires

Nielsen, Axel

CONICET - Univ. de Cordoba

Ogburn, Dennis

University of North Carolina-Charlotte

Rademaker, Kurt

Michigan State Univ, East Lansing

Salgán, Laura

CONICET - Mendoza

Sanhueza, Lorena

Universidad de Chile

Seelenfreund, Andrea

Universidad Academia de Humanismo Cristiano, Chile

Stern, Charles

University of Colorado

Stevenson, Christopher M.

Virginia Commonwealth University

Tripcevich, Nicholas

University of California-Berkeley

Wasilewski, Michal

Jagiellonian University - Poland

Yacobaccio, Hugo

CONICET - Univ. of Buenos Aires

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Suggested Citation

Nicholas Tripcevich, Brandon Lee Drake, Lisa Trever, Eric C. Kansa, Michael Glascock. "Andean Geochemistry Visualization Project". (2019) . Released: 2019-12-28. Open Context. <>

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