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Organic Artifacts

  • Mary E. Malainey
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Part of the Manuals in Archaeological Method, Theory and Technique book series (MATT)

Abstract

Techniques used to determine the composition, structure, biological source, and age of organic artifacts are described in this chapter. As these types of artifacts are rarely preserved, minimally destructive techniques, such as plasma oxidation, are of particular interest.

Keywords

Electron Spin Resonance Thermal Ionization Mass Spectrometry Strontium Isotope Archaeological Textile Plasma Oxidation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mary E. Malainey
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  1. 1.Department of AnthropologyBrandon UniversityBrandonCanada

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