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Intentional or incidental thermal modification? Analysing site occupation via burned bone

Asmussen, Brit


Although there has been extensive experimental research on the thermal modification of bone, the results have rarely been applied to interpret zooarchaeological assemblages. The faunal assemblage from Wanderer's Cave, Australia was analysed to investigate the origins, timing and context in which faunal specimens became burned during the mid-late Holocene occupation of the site. Statistical analyses of uniformity of burning, burning over fracture surfaces and epiphyses, frequency of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Archaeological Science
DOI: 10.1016/j.jas.2008.10.005


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