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POLLEN, PHYTOLITH AND ORGANIC RESIDUE (FTIR) ANALYSIS OF SOIL, FEATURE FILL, AND CERAMICS FROM THE ROZTOKY SITE, CZECH REPUBLIC

Author(s): Linda Scott Cummings ; Chad Yost

Year: 2008

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Summary

Excavations at the site of Roztoky in the vicinity of Prague, Czech Republic, have

yielded multiple houses, some of which exhibit very straight stains that appear to represent

walls constructed of wood planks. Cooking hearths are present in many of these structures,

and ceramics were recovered in the course of excavation. This exploratory study examines the

organic residue signature using Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) associated with

the edge of the house and the area that could be described as “wall fill” in an effort to determine

whether wood planks might be present. In addition the wall fill sample was examined for pollen

and phytoliths. Three ceramic sherds also were selected for examination of organic residues

contained within them using the FTIR.


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POLLEN, PHYTOLITH AND ORGANIC RESIDUE (FTIR) ANALYSIS OF SOIL, FEATURE FILL, AND CERAMICS FROM THE ROZTOKY SITE, CZECH REPUBLIC. Linda Scott Cummings, Chad Yost. 2008 ( tDAR id: 379759) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8XD1163


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