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POLLEN, PHYTOLITH, PARASITE, MACROFLORAL, AND ORGANIC RESIDUE (FTIR) ANALYSIS OF A POSSIBLE PRIVY DEPOSIT, NEW ZEALAND

Author(s): Linda Scott Cummings ; Chad Yost ; Kathryn Puseman

Year: 2008

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Summary

Sediment from a possible privy deposit at the Carlaw Park in Auckland, New Zealand,

was sampled for pollen, phytoliths, parasites, and macrofloral remains, as well as for organic

residues using Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR). Excavations in this area

revealed historic features. Pollen, phytolith, and macrofloral analyses will be used to provide

information concerning foods eaten by the privy users, while the presence or absence of

parasites will provide information regarding their general health. FTIR analysis of the feature fill

will examine the sediments for evidence of proteins, lipids, and/or carbohydrates.


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POLLEN, PHYTOLITH, PARASITE, MACROFLORAL, AND ORGANIC RESIDUE (FTIR) ANALYSIS OF A POSSIBLE PRIVY DEPOSIT, NEW ZEALAND. Linda Scott Cummings, Chad Yost, Kathryn Puseman. 2008 ( tDAR id: 379722) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8RV0N6T


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