Delegate to the Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies (FACSS) and the SciX Conference - Andrew M. Zipkin
Andrew Zipkin is an analytical chemist and archaeological scientist with over a decade of experience in elemental characterization, strontium isotope geochemistry, compositional data analysis, provenience studies, geographic information science, and anthropological and environmental archaeology. He currently works as a mass spectrometrist and atomic spectroscopist for a materials science-focused contract research organization. Zipkin has also been affiliated with ASU in multiple capacities since 2018. Previously, he was a National Science Foundation SBE Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Ph.D. student at The George Washington University. He conducted archaeological, ethnographic, and geological field work in Alaska, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa, and Zambia between 2007 and 2019. In academic research, Andrew primarily focuses on developing minimally destructive methods for geochemical provenience studies and other classification-oriented problems in archaeology. Secondary research areas include material properties of hafting adhesives, identification of heat treated toolstone, and detecting chemical diagenesis in faunal hard tissue. His main archaeomaterials of interest are ochre, silcrete, and ostrich eggshell.