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- Milano, Stefania; Prendergast, Amy L.; Schöne, Bernd R.
- Journal of archaeological science: Reports 2016 v.7 pp. 14-26
- Raman spectroscopy; archaeology; biochemistry; boiling; chemical composition; color; food waste; foraging; human behavior; humans; migratory behavior; nacre; oxygen; paleoecology; roasting; scanning electron microscopes; scanning electron microscopy; shell (molluscs); stable isotopes; temperature; thermal properties
- ... Mollusk shells excavated from archeological sites have been used to reconstruct paleoenvironment, human foraging, and migratory patterns. To retrieve information on past environment or human behavior, chemical signatures such as oxygen stable isotopes (δ¹⁸Oshell) are analyzed. Shell archeological remains usually represent food waste. Thermal treatments such as boiling and roasting may influence sh ...
- Aplin, Ken; Manne, Tiina; Attenbrow, Val
- Journal of archaeological science: Reports 2016 v.7 pp. 700-714
- alkaline soils; archaeology; burning; fauna; fungi; human behavior; physical properties; soil quality; Australasian region; Papua New Guinea
- ... The role of degradational processes that act on archaeological faunal assemblages after burial has attracted less attention than it warrants, in part because many of the changes take place over time scales that are not amenable to experimental investigation. We propose a straightforward method for evaluating the level of post-depositional degradation in a stratified archaeological faunal assemblag ...