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Protein Modification in Fermented and Cooked Horse Milk: Taphonomic Implications for Archaeological Chemistry

Author(s): Ashley Scott ; Barney Venables ; Steve Wolverton

Year: 2017

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Archaeological chemistry continues to expand by adopting taphonomic experimentation as a means to identify the effects of particular processes and conditions on the preservation of biomolecular remains. Analysis of ancient proteins through mass-spectrometry based proteomics requires that archaeological chemists observe and record protein modifications that occur related to processing and use behaviors. We conducted cooking and fermentation experiments using horse milk; we then assessed protein modifications in comparison to fresh horse milk. Such taphonomic studies are essential for developing rigorous targeted approaches in archaeological chemistry.


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Protein Modification in Fermented and Cooked Horse Milk: Taphonomic Implications for Archaeological Chemistry. Ashley Scott, Barney Venables, Steve Wolverton. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 431364)


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East/Southeast Asia


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min long: 66.885; min lat: -8.928 ; max long: 147.568; max lat: 54.059 ;

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Abstract Id(s): 16173

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America