Show simple item record Solari, Ana Olivera, Daniel Enzo Gordillo, Ines Graciela Bosch, P. Fetter, G. Lara, V. H. Novelo, O. 2017-10-02T19:41:54Z 2013-03
dc.identifier.citation Solari, Ana ; Olivera, Daniel Enzo; Gordillo, Ines Graciela; Bosch, P.; Fetter, G.; et al.; Cooked bones? method and practice for identifying bones treated at low temperature; Wiley; International Journal of Osteoarchaeology; 25; 4; 3-2013; 426-440
dc.identifier.issn 1099-1212
dc.description.abstract Is it possible to determine low-temperature cooking in archaeological bones? The indirect exposure of bones to fire at low temperature (≤ 100 °C), linked to cooking, produces macroscopic modifications on these bones. These modifications have not been clearly or systematically described previously. Instead, physicochemical changes at nanometric level are only now beginning to be understood. In this paper, our principle aim is to explore new methods and techniques that correlate macroscopic features such as smoothness or light transparency with physicochemical characterization results that could aid towards detecting cooked bones in the archaeological record. This study then selected 11 archaeological samples, both human and non-human. Bones were considered to be thermally treated or not, on the basis of macroscopic criteria. Complementary characterization techniques were used to study morphology (scanning electron microscopy and small angle X-ray scattering), structure (X-ray diffraction and transmission electron microscopy), local composition (energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy) and texture (gas adsorption). Indeed, fractal dimension, particle size, crystalline percentage or specific surface area may well explain some of the macroscopically observed modifications on these samples. The possibility that such apparent modifications may also be due to diagenesis is also considered. From an archaeological point of view, the results are promising. Our characterization of human and non-human bones demonstrates that physicochemical techniques are complementary and provide good criteria against which to distinguish boiled from un-boiled archaeological samples.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Wiley
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dc.subject BET
dc.subject COOKED BONES
dc.subject EDS
dc.subject SAXS
dc.subject SEM
dc.subject TEM
dc.subject.classification Arqueología
dc.subject.classification Historia y Arqueología
dc.subject.classification HUMANIDADES
dc.title Cooked bones? method and practice for identifying bones treated at low temperature
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dc.type info:ar-repo/semantics/artículo
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion 2017-10-02T19:10:25Z
dc.journal.volume 25
dc.journal.number 4
dc.journal.pagination 426-440
dc.journal.pais Estados Unidos
dc.journal.ciudad Hoboken
dc.description.fil Fil: Solari, Ana. Universidade Federal Do Minas Gerais. Departamento de Sociología y Antropología; Brasil
dc.description.fil Fil: Olivera, Daniel Enzo. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas; Argentina. Secretaría de Cultura de la Nación. Dirección Nacional de Cultura y Museos. Instituto Nacional de Antropología y Pensamiento Latinoamericano; Argentina. Universidad de Buenos Aires; Argentina
dc.description.fil Fil: Gordillo, Ines Graciela. Universidad de Buenos Aires. Facultad de Filosofía y Letras. Instituto de Arqueología; Argentina
dc.description.fil Fil: Bosch, P.. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México; México
dc.description.fil Fil: Fetter, G.. Universidad Autónoma de Puebla; México
dc.description.fil Fil: Lara, V. H.. Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Iztapalapa; México
dc.description.fil Fil: Novelo, O.. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México; México
dc.journal.title International Journal of Osteoarchaeology
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