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Squires, K.E.; Thompson, T.J.U.; Islam, M.; Chamberlain, A. (2011)
Publisher: Elsevier
Languages: English
Types: Article
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Macroscopic examination, histomorphometry and Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) are applied to the analysis of burned bones from the early Anglo-Saxon cemetery at Elsham in Lincolnshire, UK. These methods were undertaken to gain a greater understanding of pyre conditions from an archaeological context and the effects of burning on bone microstructure. Sixteen samples were employed for thin-section analysis while eight samples were used with FTIR. The results suggest that these methods correspond well with macroscopic examination, though anomalies did occur. The techniques employed in this paper have demonstrated that the temperatures reached on the funerary pyres at Elsham ranged from 600 degrees C to over 900 degrees C under oxidizing conditions. Crown Copyright (C) 2011 Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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