Interesting New Technique

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Interesting New Technique

Post by Minimalist » Wed Apr 08, 2020 5:24 pm

https://www.heritagedaily.com/2020/04/r ... ast/127368
Revolutionary new method for dating pottery sheds new light on prehistoric past
The trick was isolating individual fat compounds from food residues, perhaps left by cooking meat or milk, protected within the pores of prehistoric cooking pots. The team brought together the latest high resolution nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy and mass spectrometry technologies to design a new way of isolating the fatty acids and checking they were pure enough for accurate dating.

The team then had to show that the new approach gave dates as accurate as those given by materials commonly dated in archaeology, such as bones, seeds and wood. To do this the team looked at fat extracts from ancient pottery at a range of key sites in Britain, Europe and Africa with already precise dating which were up to 8,000 years old.
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Re: Interesting New Technique

Post by Simon21 » Fri Apr 10, 2020 5:48 am

One assumes the traces mean they didn't wash the pots, disgusting.

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Re: Interesting New Technique

Post by circumspice » Fri Apr 10, 2020 12:42 pm

They're probably referring to containers with the residue of the contents remaining inside. Many, if not most of those pots & amphora probably contained beverages & foodstuffs that were included in the grave for the sole purpose of providing sustenance for the deceased occupant. Therefore not disgusting dirty containers.
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Re: Interesting New Technique

Post by Minimalist » Sat Apr 11, 2020 8:44 am

Simon21 wrote:
Fri Apr 10, 2020 5:48 am
One assumes the traces mean they didn't wash the pots, disgusting.
:lol:


They probably didn't practice "social distancing," either!
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