Keith Malcolm Prufer
Department of Anthropology - University of New Mexico

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The Environmental Archaeology Laboratory at the University of New Mexico is located in the Anthropology Building, Room 144. 


The lab is set up for basic chemistry and includes both dry- and wet-lab areas.  Standard laboratory equipment includes a new (2014) fume hood, Millipure water purifier, drying oven, muffle furnace, balances, dissecting and mineralogical microscopes, Hettich Rotofix centrifuge, and general lab supplies.  We also have an international USDA/APHIS permit for importing soils from around the world.


Other capabilities include a Bruker Tracer III-V+ Portable XRF for elemental analysis of a wide range of materials. 


The Dry lab houses artifact storage and GIS workstations running ESRI software and QCoherent LP360 for analysis of LiDAR datasets. 

Field based tools housed in the lab include a Leica System 1200 RTK GPS that allows us to map with sub-centimeter accuaracy in real time. This is supplemented with a Leica System 1200 TPS total survey station that integrates seamlessly with the GPS and functions in both prisimless and robotic modes.