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Examining Potential Micro-Residue Contamination on Ground Stone Tools in Buried Contexts Using Starch Granule Analysis.

Semester: Spring 2024


Presentation description

The distinctive characteristics of starch granules found on ground stone tools in buried contexts can provide key insights into past human lifeways including food processed and eaten, migration patterns, and land investment. Little is known however of the potential for the soils surrounding these tools to contaminate the deeper interstitial matrix of the artifact. This research compares starches from the surface of the artifact to those in the deeper interstitial matrix to assess this question.

Presenter Name: Caston Draper

Presentation Type: Poster
Presentation Format: In Person
Presentation #B62
College: Social & Behavioral Science
School / Department: Anthropology
Research Mentor: Stefania Wilks
Date | Time: Tuesday, Apr 9th | 10:45 AM