A new calibration of the XRD technique for the study of archaeological burned human remains

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/93884
Title:
A new calibration of the XRD technique for the study of archaeological burned human remains
Authors:
Piga, G. (Giampaolo); Malgosa, A. (Assumpciò); Thompson, T. J. U. (Tim); Enzo, S. (Stefano)
Affiliation:
University of Teesside. School of Science and Technology.
Citation:
Piga, G. et al (2008) 'A new calibration of the XRD technique for the study of archaeological burned human remains', Journal of Archaeological Science, 35 (8), pp.2171-2178.
Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
Journal of Archaeological Science
Issue Date:
Aug-2008
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/93884
DOI:
10.1016/j.jas.2008.02.003
Abstract:
A new calibration of human bones as a function of programmed temperature (200-1000 °C) and time (0, 18 and 60 min) is presented and discussed in order to investigate the issues related to the study of cremated bone remains by using the powder X-ray diffraction approach. The experimental results confirm the growth of hydroxylapatite crystallites as a function of the applied temperature, with a sigmoid behaviour that has been parameterized to the experimental data points. Particularly, it was observed that the thermal treatments for 60 min anticipate of about 100 °C the effects that are otherwise observed after the treatments for 0 min. The developed procedure was subsequently applied to cremated remains of various archaeological sites of Spain and supplied precise information not only about the temperature reached during the funerary rites, but also on the presumed duration for the cremation.
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
powder X-ray diffraction; hydroxylapatite; cremated bones; XRD; human remains; skeletal remains; calibration
ISSN:
0305-4403; 1095-9238
Rights:
Author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 08/03/2010]
Citation Count:
5 [Scopus, 08/03/2010]

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorPiga, G. (Giampaolo)en
dc.contributor.authorMalgosa, A. (Assumpciò)en
dc.contributor.authorThompson, T. J. U. (Tim)en
dc.contributor.authorEnzo, S. (Stefano)en
dc.date.accessioned2010-03-08T16:00:19Z-
dc.date.available2010-03-08T16:00:19Z-
dc.date.issued2008-08-
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Archaeological Science; 35 (8): 2171-2178en
dc.identifier.issn0305-4403-
dc.identifier.issn1095-9238-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jas.2008.02.003-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/93884-
dc.description.abstractA new calibration of human bones as a function of programmed temperature (200-1000 °C) and time (0, 18 and 60 min) is presented and discussed in order to investigate the issues related to the study of cremated bone remains by using the powder X-ray diffraction approach. The experimental results confirm the growth of hydroxylapatite crystallites as a function of the applied temperature, with a sigmoid behaviour that has been parameterized to the experimental data points. Particularly, it was observed that the thermal treatments for 60 min anticipate of about 100 °C the effects that are otherwise observed after the treatments for 0 min. The developed procedure was subsequently applied to cremated remains of various archaeological sites of Spain and supplied precise information not only about the temperature reached during the funerary rites, but also on the presumed duration for the cremation.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevieren
dc.rightsAuthor can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 08/03/2010]en
dc.subjectpowder X-ray diffractionen
dc.subjecthydroxylapatiteen
dc.subjectcremated bonesen
dc.subjectXRDen
dc.subjecthuman remainsen
dc.subjectskeletal remainsen
dc.subjectcalibrationen
dc.titleA new calibration of the XRD technique for the study of archaeological burned human remainsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Teesside. School of Science and Technology.en
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Archaeological Scienceen
ref.citationcount5 [Scopus, 08/03/2010]en
or.citation.harvardPiga, G. et al (2008) 'A new calibration of the XRD technique for the study of archaeological burned human remains', Journal of Archaeological Science, 35 (8), pp.2171-2178.-
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