14 January, 2009

starch residues on potsherds



Recently I'm analyzing residue samples of potsherds and stone slabs found from 2 archaeological sites in Kagoshima taken in late December.

Today, I've finished observing samples from potsherds under brightfield with cross-polarized light. As the result, I found lots of starch granules from them.

I've already found starch granules from residues on potsherds in 3 sites in Japan, but there are more intact granules into samples I analysed today than those of the other 2 cases.

These results will be published in 2009.

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