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PROTEIN RESIDUE AND FTIR ANALYSIS OF CERAMICS FROM FORT BLISS, McGREGOR RANGE, TX.

Author(s): Linda Scott Cummings ; David V. Hill ; Chad Yost

Year: 2007

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Summary

Protein residue and Fourier transform infrared spectrometry (FTIR) analysis were

conducted on nine pot sherds from Fort Bliss, McGregor Range, Texas. The modern

environment is described as low limestone hills and desert scrubland. Each sherd was divided

in half for each analysis. Five of the sherds represent examples of undifferentiated El Paso

brownware. The other four sherds are examples of El Paso Polychrome. All of the sherds

were surface finds that had been exposed to the elements, presumably since their deposition.

Each sherd was divided in half for each analysis. Although these sherds were surface finds

exposed to the elements, it is hoped that the porous nature of the ceramics will preserve

residues, thus indicating what materials were cooked or stored and transported in the vessels.


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PROTEIN RESIDUE AND FTIR ANALYSIS OF CERAMICS FROM FORT BLISS, McGREGOR RANGE, TX.. Linda Scott Cummings, David V. Hill, Chad Yost. 2007 ( tDAR id: 379504) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8542N2H


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