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Archaeological Chemistry

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Series: ACS Symposium Series Volume: 625

Edited By: Mary Virginia Orna

American Chemical Society

Hardback | Jan 1996 | #88982 | ISBN: 0841233950
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About this book

Presents the archaeological chemistry of pre-Columbian North America. Introduces new directions in analysis of ancient textiles such as the Shroud of Turin. Explains the use of tandem instrumentation to reach lower detection limits in analysis of substances of archaeological importance. Presents the archaeological chemistry of biochemical molecules, particularly in DNA. Provides applications of statistical techniques to suites of archaeological substrate data.


Contents

New Directions in Archaeological Chemistry; Analysis of Ninth Century Thai Glass; Chemical Chronology of Turquoise Blue Glass Trade Beads from the Lac-Saint-Jean Region of Quebec; Dating Flint Artifacts with Electron Spin Resonance: Problems and Prospects; Provenance Studies on Easter Island Obsidian: An Archaeological Application; Chrono-Cultural Technique Based on the Instrumental Neutron Activation Analysis of Copper-Based Artifacts from the "Contact" Period of Northeastern North America; Electron Microprobe and Neutron Activation Analysis of Gold Artifacts from a 1000 A.D. Peruvian Gravesite; Chemical Composition of Tiberian Asses, 15-23 A.D; Copper-Based Synthetic Medieval Blue Pigments; Archaeological Applications of Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry; Studies of Soils from an Aleutian Island Site; Chemical Analysis of Residues in Floors and the Reconstruction of Ritual Activities at the Templo Mayor, Mexico; Application of Multimolecular Biomarker Techniques to the Identification of Fecal Material in Archaeological Soils and Sediments; Investigation of Fiber Mineralization Using Fourier Transform Infrared Microscopy; X-ray Diffractometric Analyses of Microstructure of Mineralized Plant Fibers; Clues to the Past: Further Development of the Comparative Plant Fiber Collection; Updating Recent Studies on the Shroud of Turin; A Re-evaluation of the Radiocarbon Date of the Shroud of Turin Based on Biofractionation of Carbon Isotopes and a Fire-Simulating Model; Factors That Affect the Apparent Radiocarbon Age of Textiles; Analysis of Cellulose Chemial Modification: A Potentially Promising Technique for Characterizing Archaeological Textiles; Historico-Chemical Analysis of Plant Dyestuffs Used in Textiles from Ancient Israel; Thermoluminescent Analysis of Burned Bone: Assessing the Problems; Trace Elements in Bone as Paleodietary Indicators; An Electron Microprobe Evaluation of Diagenetic Alteration in Archaeological Bone; Stable Isotope Analysis of Bone Collagen, Bone Apatite, and Tooth Enamel in the Reconstruction of Human Diet: A Case Study from Cuello, Belize; Amino Acid Racemization and the Effects of Microbial Diagenesis; Ancient DNA in Texas Rock Paintings; Ancient Nucleic Acids in Prehispanic Mexican Populations; Radiocarbon Dating of Ancient Rock Paintings; Radiocarbon Calibration and the Peopling of North America; Accelerator Mass Spectrometry Radiocarbon Measurement of Submilligram Samples


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