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AMS RADIOCARBON DATING AND ORGANIC RESIDUE (FTIR) ANALYSIS OF SAMPLES FROM THE PIGG SITE (5MT4802), COLORADO (2010)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Linda Scott Cummings. Melissa K. Logan. Kathryn Puseman.

Five charred Zea mays (corn) cob fragments and one charred Phaseolus vulgaris (bean) fragment recovered from two room blocks and a kiva at the Pigg Site (5MT4802) in Montezuma County, Colorado, were submitted for identification verification and AMS radiocarbon dating. Also submitted for organic residue analysis were several painted ceramic mug fragments that were used to line a sipapu in the same kiva from which the corn and bean samples were recovered. Organic residue analysis on select sherds...


ANALYSIS OF PROTEIN RESIDUE AND ORGANIC RESIDUE (FTIR) OF A PROJECTILE POINT FRAGMENT FROM SITE 41EP1026, AS WELL AS IDENTIFICATION AND AMS RADIOCARBON DATING OF CHARRED MATERIAL FROM FEATURE FILL AT SITES 41EP1026, 41EP1623, 41EP1633, AND 41EP1720, ON THE FORT BLISS MILITARY RESERVATION, TEXAS (2008)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Kathryn Puseman. Linda Scott Cummings.

The floated light fractions from the fill of carbon stains and unknown structures at sites 41EP1026, 41EP1623, 41EP1633, and 41EP1720 were submitted identification and AMS radiocarbon dating. In addition, a projectile point fragment was examined for protein residues and organic residues, the latter using Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR). These sites are located on Fort Bliss Military Reservation in El Paso County, Texas, and represent small, open air camps believed to date to the...


Archaeological Investigations at the Harrision Site (18AN423), Volume 2:Appendices (1990)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Engineering-Science, Inc..

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Big Plans for Small Pots: Development of an Organic Residue Analysis Protocol for Ancient Wari Miniature Wares (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Ann Laffey.

Excavations from the Monqachayaq sector of the site of Huari uncovered an impressive burial that contained over 300 miniature vessels. The vessels were offered by a people known as the Wari (c. A.D. 600 – 1100), an ancient culture thought to be responsible for one of the Andes first great empires. Even more remarkable, the vessels retained the desiccated remains of their contents. The anthropological insight that can be gained has direct implications for a better understanding of Wari practices...


"Call Any Vegetable": Culinary Practices in Neolithic and Metal Age Mekong River Delta (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Michelle Eusebio. Philip Piper. Andrew Zimmerman. T. Elliott Arnold. John Krigbaum.

Almost nothing is known about the early development and diversity of Vietnamese cuisine, which potentially has its origin more than 2,000 years ago. This research investigates the culinary practices in southern Vietnam during the Neolithic and Metal Age (3000 BC-AD 500) by analysis of food residues recovered from earthenware pottery. To identify former food contents, organic residue analysis was conducted on sampled pottery vessels recovered from two Neolithic sites (Rạch Núi and An Sơn) and two...


CERAMIC AND ORGANIC RESIDUE (FTIR) ANALYSIS AND AMS RADIOCARBON DATING OF SAMPLES FROM SITES PHC XZ11 AND PHC 0813, TULA VILLAGE, TUTUILA ISLAND, AMERICAN SAMOA (2011)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Linda Scott Cummings. Melissa K. Logan. Chad Yost.

Ten ceramic sherds from sites PHC XZ11 and PHC 0813 in Tula Village at the east end of Tutuila Island, American Samoa, were submitted for organic residue analysis. One of these samples also was examined for pollen, phytoliths, and starch (ceramic residue analysis), and was AMS radiocarbon dated. Samples were tested for organic residues using Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR). Ceramic and organic residue analyses provide information regarding diet, specifically foods contained and/or...


CERAMIC AND ORGANIC RESIDUE (FTIR) ANALYSIS OF SAMPLES FROM THE J.W. WILLIAMS II SITE (34LF25), LEFLORE COUNTY, OKLAHOMA (2011)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Linda Scott Cummings. Chad Yost.

Three ceramic sherds from a Woodland period “black midden” mound at the J.W. Williams II site (34Lf25) in LeFlore County, Oklahoma were submitted for ceramic (pollen, phytolith, starch) and organic residue analysis. Samples were tested for organic residues using Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR). Pollen, phytolith, starch, and organic residue analyses provide information regarding diet, specifically plants and/or animals processed using ceramic vessels at this site.


CERAMIC AND ORGANIC RESIDUE (FTIR) ANALYSIS OF SAMPLES FROM THE LEVEE (12D363) AND KELLER (12D509) SITES, DEARBORN COUNTY, INDIANA (2010)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Linda Scott Cummings. Chad Yost. Melissa K. Logan.

Six ceramic sherds from the Levee (12D363) and Keller (12D509) sites in Dearborn County, Indiana were submitted for ceramic and organic residue analysis. Organic residues will be examined using Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR). Ceramic and organic residue (FTIR) analysis will be used to provide information regarding foods and other materials processed and/or contained in the vessels represented by these sherds.


CERAMIC AND ORGANIC RESIDUE (FTIR) ANALYSIS ON CERAMICS AND PROTEIN ANALYSIS ON A BIFACE FROM SITE DLLG 33, MANITOBA, CANADA (2009)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Linda Scott Cummings. Chad Yost. Melissa K. Logan.

Four ceramic rimsherds from site DlLg 33, a prehistoric riverine trade loci, located in downtown Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, were submitted for ceramic and organic residue analysis. In addition, a single biface was examined for protein residue. Ceramics were tested for organic residues using Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR). Ceramic and organic residue analyses on the ceramics will be used to provide information regarding the foods processed in the vessels and their origins, and...


CERAMIC RESIDUE AND ORGANIC RESIDUE (FTIR) ANALYSES AND AMS RADIOCARBON AGE DETERMINATION OF A VESSEL FROM SITE 34MC1149, McCURTAIN COUNTY, OKLAHOMA (2019)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Linda Scott Cummings.

Site 34MC1149 is located on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers fee-owned lands at Pine Creek Lake, 21 km northeast of the town of Fort Towson, Oklahoma. When the site was occupied in the Late Sanders (ca. AD 1200–1300) and McCurtain phases (ca. AD 1300–1700), it was situated on an upland landform overlooking the Little River Valley (Shannon R. Ryan, personal communication, January 21, 2019). R. Christopher Goodwin & Associates (RCG&A) submitted a nearly complete ceramic vessel (Sample 1) to...


CERAMIC RESIDUE AND ORGANIC RESIDUE (FTIR) ANALYSIS OF A SHERD FROM SITE 33FR1303, FRANKLIN COUNTY, OHIO (2017)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Linda Scott Cummings.

Site 33FR1303 is situated near Hamilton Township in Franklin County, Ohio, on a floodplain and terrace overlooking an abandoned Scioto River channel. Two Early Woodland prehistoric ceramic sherds exhibiting interior residue, excavated from a sub plow zone ceramic concentration, were submitted for ceramic residue and fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) analysis to determine foods and/or medicines processed in this vessel and inform concerning use of the site in the Early Woodland...


CERAMIC RESIDUE AND ORGANIC RESIDUE (FTIR) ANALYSIS, CHARCOAL IDENTIFICATION, AND AMS RADIOCARBON AGE DETERMINATION OF SAMPLES FROM THE RIVER FARM SITE (18AN881), ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY, MARYLAND (2017)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Linda Scott Cummings. Peter Kováčik.

The River Farm site (18AN881) exhibits Early Archaic through Late Woodland components, as well as historic use. It is situated on the eastern bank of the Patuxent River in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. Several features were observed, two of which were sampled for analysis. Two ceramic sherds exhibiting charred food crust and two closely associated charred botanic fragments were submitted for AMS radiocarbon analysis. Microscopic analysis of the contents of the charred food crust from both...


CERAMIC, PROTEIN, X-RAY DIFFRACTION (XRD), AND ORGANIC RESIDUE (FTIR) ANALYSIS OF SAMPLES FROM THE FORKS SITE (DLLG-33/08A), WINNIPEG, MANITOBA (2009)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Linda Scott Cummings. Chad Yost. Melissa K. Logan.

Four ceramic rim sherds and a chitho from the Forks Site (DlLg-33/08A), a prehistoric riverine trade loci, located in downtown Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, were submitted for ceramic and organic residue analysis. In addition, a grinder/hammer stone, a biface, and a retouched flake were examined for protein residue. The grinder/hammer stone was also tested for organic residues, as was visible residue from a limestone ochre bowl. X-Ray Diffraction (XRD) will be used to verify the residue on the...


CHARCOAL AND BOTANIC IDENTIFICATION, AMS RADIOCARBON AGE DETERMINATION, AND CERAMIC RESIDUE ANALYSIS OF SAMPLES FROM SITE RI 935, PROVIDENCE COUNTY, RHODE ISLAND (2017)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Peter Kováčik. Linda Scott Cummings.

Site RI 935 lies at the confluence of the Woonasquatucket and Moshassuck Rivers in Providence, Rhode Island. Two excavation areas, Carpenter’s Point and North Shore, revealed pre-contact deposits indicating occupation within the Middle Archaic Period and especially during the Late and Transitional Archaic Periods. Intensive use of this area also is noted around and after ~ AD 1000 (Late Woodland). Charcoal and charred botanic samples from 11 features were submitted for identification and AMS...


CHARCOAL IDENTIFICATION, AMS RADIOCARBON DATING, AND ORGANIC RESIDUE (FTIR) ANALYSIS OF SAMPLES FROM SITE 10EL1199, ELMORE COUNTY, IDAHO (2011)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Kathryn Puseman. Melissa K. Logan.

Four charcoal samples from site 10EL1199 in Elmore County, Idaho, were submitted for identification and AMS radiocarbon dating. Ceramic sherds from this site also were submitted for organic residue analysis. Samples were tested for organic residues using Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR). Organic residue analysis provides information regarding diet, in this case specifically foods processed in ceramic vessels.


CHARCOAL IDENTIFICATION, AMS RADIOCARBON DATING, AND ORGANIC RESIDUE ANALYSIS (FTIR) OF SAMPLES FROM SITE CA-NEV-1482, NEVADA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA (2010)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Kathryn Puseman. Melissa K. Logan.

Charcoal and charred botanic remains recovered from unit fill at site CA-NEV-1482 in Nevada County, California, were submitted for identification and AMS radiocarbon dating. A steatite bowl fragment from another unit at the site was tested for organic residues using Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR). This site is a Nisenan occupation situated on the shoreline of Lake Combie. Identification of charred botanic remains and charcoal will provide information concerning plant resources...


CHARCOAL IDENTIFICATION, BONE COLLAGEN EXTRACTION, ORGANIC RESIDUE (FTIR) ANALYSIS, AND AMS RADIOCARBON AGE DETERMINATION OF SAMPLES FROM THE T. THOMPSON SITE (21CO50), COTTONWOOD COUNTY, MINNESOTA (2017)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Linda Scott Cummings. Peter Kováčik.

The T. Thompson site (21CO50), located in Cottonwood County, in southwestern Minnesota, yielded three samples for AMS radiocarbon analysis (Table 1). A ceramic sherd containing visible charred food crust, a bison ulna, and a piece of Ulmus rubra (slippery elm) charcoal were submitted for AMS radiocarbon analysis. Fourier transform infrared spectroscopic (FTIR) analysis also was performed on the charred food crust removed from the ceramic sherd to obtain a signature of the foods cooked.


CHARCOAL IDENTIFICATION, ORGANIC RESIDUE (FTIR) ANALYSIS, AND AMS RADIOCARBON DATING OF CHARCOAL AND BONE FROM SITES 32ME1030 AND 32MZ411, NORTH DAKOTA (2011)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Kathryn Puseman. Melissa K. Logan.

A small amount of sediment from a prehistoric burn feature at site 32ME1030, North Dakota, was examined for macrofloral remains and organic residues. Charcoal recovered from the sample was submitted for AMS radiocarbon dating. Organic residues were identified using Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR). AMS radiocarbon dates also were obtained for two bison mandible fragments from site 32MZ411. These sites reflect prehistoric campsites found along the shores of Lake Sakakawea in western...


Cooking up a Storm (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Cathleen Hauman.

Food is not only essential for survival but also an important element of any culture. Artifacts for the storage, preparation and serving of food and drink form a large proportion of archaeological assemblages demonstrating that this has always been the case. Understanding how these artifacts were used gives us valuable insight into our past. Organic residue analysis allows us to more accurately determine how a vessel was, in fact, used. My research looked at several vessels sourced from Thailand...


Detecting Olive Oil and Other Mediterranean Plant Oils: Experimental Considerations in Differentiating Lipids in Ancient Residues (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Zuzana Chovanec. Sean Rafferty.

This paper presents an experimental research program that assesses the possibility of distinguishing olive oil from other oils derived from Mediterranean plants based on fatty acid profiles. Due to the olive’s prolific use in the region, its oil is often presumed rather than demonstrated to be present in ancient residues. Other residue studies have suggested that different organic products may be differentiated based on specific ratios of fatty acid pairs. To evaluate this approach, a sample of...


Early pottery and the quest for fat in Northeastern North America (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Karine Tache.

Accumulating evidence point toward hunter-gatherer communities as the first inventors of ceramic containers in many parts of the world, but the incentives behind this technological innovation remain elusive. In this presentation, archaeological information and biomolecular data from organic residues analyses are combined to support a scenario in which pre-agricultural communities in Northeastern North America used early pottery as a fat rendering device, whether the fat came from fish oil or...


FTIR ANALYSIS OF ORGANIC RESIDUES FROM THREE CERAMIC SHERDS FROM MONTE PALAZZIA, CALABRIA (2010)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Linda Scott Cummings. Melissa K. Logan.

Three ceramic sherds from the site of Monte Palazzia, Calabria were submitted for analysis of organic residue contained within the sherds using FTIR (Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometry). These sherds represent bases of three different vessels.


Further Studies in Raman Spectroscopy of Fire-Cracked Rock (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Laura Short.

Biomolecular organic residue analysis is an increasingly popular avenue of archaeological investigation. It is most frequently performed on pottery, though other substrates such as groundstone and chipped lithics are common. Recently, these methods have extended to fire-cracked rock (FCR). FCR features such as earth ovens are an excellent potential application: a) botanical evidence is not always preserved in the features and b) cracks that form in the FCR during the cooking process may protect...


IDENTIFICATION AND AMS RADIOCARBON DATING OF CHARCOAL; PROTEIN RESIDUE ANALYSIS OF A DRILL/PROJECTILE POINT; AND POLLEN, PHYTOLITH, AND ORGANIC RESIDUE (FTIR) ANALYSIS OF CERAMIC SHERDS FROM PHASE III EXCAVATIONS AT SITE 11PK1599, ILLINOIS (2009)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Kathryn Puseman. Chad Yost. Linda Scott Cummings. Melissa K. Logan.

Samples were submitted from three cultural features excavated during Phase III data recovery at site 11Pk1599 in western Illinois. Charcoal samples from all three features were submitted for identification and AMS radiocarbon dating in order to identify woods burned as fuel and to obtain temporal information concerning site occupation. A projectile point/drill from a pit with cultural material was analyzed for possible protein residues to identify animals that might have been processed/hunted...


INFRARED SPECTROMETRY (FTIR) ANALYSIS OF TWO BROWNWARE SHERDS FROM SITE FB 1579 (LA 116603) AND PROTEIN RESIDUE ANALYSIS OF A PROJECTILE POINT FROM SITE FB 1784 (LA 92756) ON THE FORT BLISS MCGREGOR RANGE, NEW MEXICO (2007)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Linda Scott Cummings. Kathryn Puseman. Kim Kral.

Two sites located on Fort Bliss McGregor Range in Otero County of southern New Mexico yielded a single projecting point and two brownware sherds for protein and Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometry (FTIR) testing. Site FB1784 (LA 92756), a Late Archaic/Early Formative site, yielded the projectile point along with two soil control samples for protein residue analysis. Residue from two brownware sherds from an Early Formative site, FB15759 (LA 116603), were examined using FTIR to determine if...