Maine State Museum,
Sept. 2008
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David Walley, inventor
of the IR Raman
technology used by
Breckinridge Artifact
Services, llc., works
with Dr. Gramly and
Dr. Bruce Bourque of
the Maine State
Museum in this photo
taken early September,
This purported Rune stone was one of many
objects Mr. Walley examined at the request of the
An over the shoulder view of a spectrographic
examination. Careful attention to sampling
procedures is important.
Another shot of Dr. Gramly and Dr. Bourque, Curator of
Archaeology at the Maine State Museum, closely observing
Mr. Walley. Mr. Walley's invention promises to enrich
archeology in many ways, including the removal of bogus
items from reference collections.
Introduction to IR
authentication and Dating