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An assessment of microCT technology for the investigation of charred archaeological parenchyma from house sites at Kuk Swamp, Papua New Guinea

Pritchard, Jenifer; Lewis, Tara; beeching, levi; Denham, Tim

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Archaeological parenchyma is analysed using microCT to enable virtual histological examination and taxonomic identification to species level. MicroCT images are compared with reflected light microscopy (RLM) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) images of fresh, desiccated and charred reference specimens. These results reveal differences in cell dimensions depending upon sample preparation and highlight the importance of using appropriately prepared reference material. A reference library is...[Show more]

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Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/164061
Source: Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences
DOI: 10.1007/s12520-018-0648-0

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