Microscopy (Other Keyword)

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Archaeometry: An Introduction to Physical Methods in Archaeology and the History of Art (1987)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Ulrich Leute.

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Instrumental Techniques in Archeological Research (1988)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Sarah U. Wisseman. J. S. Isaacson. W. S. Williams. T. J. Riley. J. J. Fittipaldi. D. K. Mann. P. K. Hopke.

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Microscopic Aging of Human Bone. In: Human Identification: Case Studies in Forensic Anthropology (1984)
DOCUMENT Citation Only E. R. Kerley.

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Microscopic Analysis of Use-Wear On Flaked Stone Tools, CA-Lak-1017 / H and FS 05-08-53-251, 252 (1982)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Robert Jackson.

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Microscopic Mapping of Technological Choice: The Use of SEM-EDS with QEMSCAN on Ceramic Materials (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Carl Knappett. Jill Hilditch. Duncan Pirrie.

As instrumentation and software packages become increasingly sophisticated, the microscopic world of material culture comes ever more clearly into focus. In doing so, however, we run the risk of privileging the mineral and the elemental above the human, those complex makers and users of ancient artefacts. It would seem, then, that the importance of bridging analytical scales remains as pertinent now as when David Peacock first critiqued the use of mineralogical and chemical techniques for...


Plant Residues from the Pre-Austronesian Tanshishan site (c. 4300 BP) and Their Interpretation (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Sheahan Bestel. Tianlong Jiao.

A mid-Neolithic expansion of farming cultures into the coastal areas of Fujian province, located opposite Taiwan on the other side of the Taiwan Strait, occurred around c. 4300 cal BP. Crops including foxtail millet and rice formed part of these farmers' diet, and plant remains such as bamboo, possibly used for wooden cooking implements, were also common in sediments and residues at these Longshan-period sites. Plant residues from pottery fragments excavated from the Tanshishan site, located in...


Polished Flint Discoidal Knives (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Melissa Metzger.

This PhD research investigates the use of polished flint discoidal knives from the Late Neolithic/ Early Bronze Age, which are reportedly unique to the British Isles. No scientific study has been performed on these artifacts and functional understanding to date is based on contextualized hypotheses from the literature. The three main hypotheses from the literature are that the discoidal knives are perceived as: 1) unused status symbols; or that they were used 2) for butchering; or 3) for the...


PREP: a Comparison of Two Methods for the Microscopic Determination of Age at Death (1978)
DOCUMENT Citation Only M. Bouvier. D. H. Ubelaker.

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Replicating Surface Texture: Testing the Accuracy of Moulding Materials with Confocal Microscopy (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Danielle Macdonald. Adrian Evans. Robert Harman.

The use of surface metrology microscopes and analytical processes is proliferating for the analysis of archaeology materials. Data collected from these microscopes allows for reliable and reproducible measurements of surface texture. However, archaeological materials provide some unique challenges for microscopic analysis; at times objects cannot be directly examined, whether these materials cannot leave a museum or are too large to observe under a microscope. Because of these challenges, many...


Representative Samples and Method Calibration for Lithic Microwear Interpretation frameworks (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Adrian Evans.

This paper builds on discussion of combined blind-test datasets for lithic microwear analysis method previously presented by the author (Evans 2014). A large randomly sampled assemblage, from the Mesolithic site of West Stainton in England, was analysed using traditional microwear analysis. The size of the assemblage may allow an investigation of variation of tool function within different classes. However predicted error rates from the combined blind-test dataset were used in monte carlo and...


Revisions in the Microscopic Method of Estimating Age at Death In Human Cortical Bone (1978)
DOCUMENT Citation Only E. R. Kerley. D. Ubelaker.

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Wood Identification of Trees and Shrubs in the Great Basin and Snake River Plain (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Marion Coe. Joshua Keene.

Charcoal identification is a crucial part of proper AMS dating archaeological sites, particularly in the Great Basin and Snake River Plain, where issues of old wood and root contamination can yield inaccurate dates. In addition to fuel, humans in the Great Basin and Snake River Plain have used wood from trees and large shrubs to construct spear and arrow shafts, bows, digging sticks, cradleboards, baskets, promontory pegs, and a variety of other artifacts. Wood identification is also...