A procedure for identifying archaeological charcoal : an example from Moreton Island, South-East Queensland

Debra Donoghue (1979). A procedure for identifying archaeological charcoal : an example from Moreton Island, South-East Queensland Honours Thesis, School of Social Science, The University of Queensland.

       
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Author Debra Donoghue
Thesis Title A procedure for identifying archaeological charcoal : an example from Moreton Island, South-East Queensland
School, Centre or Institute School of Social Science
Institution The University of Queensland
Publication date 1979
Thesis type Honours Thesis
Supervisor Dr H.S. Hall
Total pages 69
Language eng
Subjects 2101 Archaeology
Formatted abstract

Large quantities of carbonized botanical material are recovered from some archaeological sites. In order to examine a significant percentage of charcoal specimens within a reasonable period, fracturing (a technique of specimen preparation); is adopted over time-consuming thin-sectioning techniques. Incident-light microscopy and scanning electron microscopy are employed to resolve anatomical structural features of wood-charcoal. Charcoal recovered from Toulkerrie Midden, Moreton Island is used to illustrate the procedure. Brief notes on identified vegetation are included. 

Keyword Plant remains (Archaeology) -- Queensland -- Moreton Island
Plant remains (Archaeology) -- Indentification

 
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