Organic Residue Analysis and Archaeology

    SubTitle

    Guidance for Good Practice
    Organic Residue Analysis and Archaeology large image 1
        Paperback / softback

        Publication Date

        23 Feb 2017
        10681728
        10681728

        Main Summary

          This document provides guidance for good practice in the recovery, analysis and publication of organic residues from archaeological sites. It has been written for a range of archaeological professionals, including local authority archaeology officers, archaeological units and consultants, project managers, museum curators, conservators and pottery specialists, with the aim of ensuring that approaches are suitable, cost-effective and informative.
          The objectives of the guidelines are to:
          •    inform practicing archaeologists of the principles and potential applications of organic residue analysis (ORA)
          •    provide clear and coherent guidance on organic residues recovery, sampling and analysis
          •    demonstrate the research potential of the approach
          This guidance was commissioned by Historic England and written by University of Bristol-based organic residue specialists, with contributions from the Universities of Bradford and York, in consultation with pottery specialists, museum curators, field archaeologists, local authority curators and Historic England.

          Additional Information

          Author

          Julie Dunne

          Publishing Status

          Active

          Size

          297mm

          Number of Illustrations

          34

          Number of Pages

          52

          ISBN

          9781848024830

          Contents

            Introduction
            •    Underpinning principles of ORA
            •    Analytical techniques
            •    Commodities identified from organic residues
            •    Archaeological applications
            •    Project design, planning and sampling
            •    Research agenda and strategy
            •    Frequently asked questions
            •    Case studies
            •    References
            •    Glossary
            •    Where to get advice
            •    Acknowledgements

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