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CERAMIC, PROTEIN, X-RAY DIFFRACTION (XRD), AND ORGANIC RESIDUE (FTIR) ANALYSIS OF SAMPLES FROM THE FORKS SITE (DLLG-33/08A), WINNIPEG, MANITOBA

Author(s): Linda Scott Cummings ; Chad Yost ; Melissa K. Logan

Year: 2009

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Summary

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 limestone bowl is ochre, and visual examination

of the residues under the microscope will be used to assess if the materials are organic or

mineral based. 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 perhaps,

shed light on decorative influences, beyond style types.


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CERAMIC, PROTEIN, X-RAY DIFFRACTION (XRD), AND ORGANIC RESIDUE (FTIR) ANALYSIS OF SAMPLES FROM THE FORKS SITE (DLLG-33/08A), WINNIPEG, MANITOBA. Linda Scott Cummings, Chad Yost, Melissa K. Logan. PRI Technical Report ,2009-164. 2009 ( tDAR id: 380106) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8VT1RPP


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