publication . Article . 2015

Anatomical and chemical analyses on wooden artifacts from a Samnite sanctuary in Hirpinia (Southern Italy)

Manuela Capano; Olivia Pignatelli; Chiara Capretti; Simona Lazzeri; Benedetto Pizzo; Fabio Marzaioli; Nicoletta Martinelli; Ida Gennarelli; Stefania Gigli; Filippo Terrasi; ...
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  • Published: 01 May 2015
  • Publisher: HAL CCSD
Abstract
International audience; Objects of this study are the wooden artifacts discovered in the archaeological excavation of Mephitis goddess sanctuary in the Ansanto Valley (Rocca San Felice e AV, Southern Italy). At the moment of discovery, in the mid of last century, woods were waterlogged and mineralized, and they were restored to allow their preservation. Purpose of this work was the wood identification, in order to gain information on some technological aspects, and the analysis of wood preservation state. Wood species were identified by means of magnifiers or optical and scanning electron microscopes, while the state of preservation was studied through microscop...
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free text keywords: [SDV]Life Sciences [q-bio], [SDV.EE]Life Sciences [q-bio]/Ecology, environment, [SHS]Humanities and Social Sciences, [SHS.ARCHEO]Humanities and Social Sciences/Archaeology and Prehistory, Ash content, FTIR-ATR spectroscopy, Optical microscope, PH measurement, SEM, Wooden artifacts, History, Archeology, Ph measurement, Fagus sylvatica, biology.organism_classification, biology, Geology, Archaeology
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