Jump to Main Content
- Pelleymounter, Mary Ann, et al. Show all 4 Authors
- Journal of archaeological science 2014 v.50 pp. 191-207
- Mississippian period; Theobroma cacao; archaeology; caffeine; ceramics; chemical analysis; chemical residues; methylxanthines; particulates; pollution; seeds; theobromine; theophylline; trees; tropics; Southwestern United States
- ... We address the issue of contamination in sampling and storage procedures and the requirements of sample size and controls necessary to assay ceramic vessels for absorbed chemical residues. We focus our discussion on the detection and quantification of the three methylxanthines – caffeine, theobromine and theophylline as a means to infer whether Mississippian and Southwestern vessels had been used ...