16 April, 2013

Starch papers

1 explores the relationships between shell tools and starchy plants, especially tool functions. 2 shows a functional analysis of stone knives using starch residue analysis.

I'm very interested in starch granules extracted from shell tools.
  1. Allen, M.S., E. Ussher. 2013. Starch analysis reveals prehistoric plant translocations and shell tool use, Marquesas Islands, Polynesia. Journal of Archaeological Science 40: 2799-2812.
  2. Li, M., X. Yang, Q. Ge, X. Ren, Z. Wan. 2013. Starch grains analysis of stone knives from Changning site, Qinghai Province, Northwest China. Journal of Archaeological Science 40: 1667-1672.

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