Using light to describe the ancient world

Shining light

A 514nm laser used to irradiate samples for Raman Spectroscopy

A spectroscopic laser (514 nm)

Welcome to Illuminating Fossils, a new blog  showcasing the incredible world of spectroscopy as applied to the remnants of ancient life. Spectroscopy uses energy – including visible light – to provide chemical and structural details of samples. The light that spectroscopists shine on samples tells them what they are made of, and how they were put together. Studying ancient life with energy is an infant science, and we will begin our family album by looking at the steps taken so far.

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