Skip navigation
Skip navigation

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


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]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences
DOI: 10.1007/s12520-018-0648-0


File Description SizeFormat Image
01_Pritchard_An_assessment_of_microCT_2018.pdf14.25 MBAdobe PDF    Request a copy

Items in Open Research are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

Updated:  19 May 2020/ Responsible Officer:  University Librarian/ Page Contact:  Library Systems & Web Coordinator