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Encyclopedia of Archaeological Soil and Sediment Micromorphology.

Author: Cristiano Nicosia; Georges R Stoops
Publisher: Newark : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, 2017.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Nicosia, Cristiano.
Encyclopedia of Archaeological Soil and Sediment Micromorphology.
Newark : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, ©2017
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Cristiano Nicosia; Georges R Stoops
ISBN: 9781118941089 111894108X
OCLC Number: 1003259656
Notes: Chapter 19 Siliceous Microfossils from Single-Celled Organisms: Diatoms and Chrysophycean Stomatocysts.
Description: 1 online resource (499 pages)
Contents: Title Page ; Copyright Page; Contents; Contributors; Referees; Abbreviations; Introduction; I.1 Aimsand Structure of the Book; I.2 Definitionand History of Soil Micromorphology; I.3 Micromorphology and Archaeology; I.4 Useof Micromorphology in Geoarchaeology; I.5 Techniques; I.6 ConcludingRemarks; References; Part I Inclusions in Archaeological Soils and Sediments ; Chapter 1 Bone and Other Skeletal Tissues; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 Micromorphology; 1.3 Taphonomy of Bone; 1.4 Guidelines for Micromorphological Analysis; References; Chapter 2 Avian Eggshell; 2.1 Introduction. 2.2 Biological Characteristics2.3 Optical and Morphological Properties; 2.4 Examples; 2.5 Conclusions; References; Chapter 3 Mollusc Shell; 3.1 Biological Characteristics; 3.2 Optical and Morphological Properties; 3.3 Examples; 3.4 Conclusions; References; Chapter 4 Biospheroids Produced by Earthworms; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 Morphological and Optical Characteristics; 4.3 Preservation Potential; 4.4 Archaeological Examples; 4.5 Arion Granules; References; Chapter 5 Faecal Spherulites; 5.1 Introduction; 5.2 Biological Characteristics; 5.3 Optical Characteristics; 5.4 Preservation Potential. 5.5 Archaeological ExamplesReferences; Chapter 6 Excrements of Herbivores; 6.1 Introduction; 6.2 Micromorphology; 6.3 Taphonomy; References; Chapter 7 Excrements of Omnivores and Carnivores; 7.1 Introduction; 7.2 Excrements of Omnivores; 7.3 Excrements of Carnivores; 7.4 Human Excrements; 7.5 Future Research; References; Chapter 8 Guano; 8.1 Introduction; 8.2 Micromorphology; 8.3 Archaeological Implications; 8.4 Future Prospects; References; Chapter 9 Ova of Intestinal Parasites; 9.1 Introduction; 9.2 Characteristics of Specific Parasite Eggs. 9.3 Limitations of the Study of Helminth Eggs in Micromorphological Thin Sections9.4 Conclusion; References; Chapter 10 Earth Construction Materials; 10.1 Introduction; 10.2 Mud Bricks; 10.3 Cob; 10.4 Wattle and Daub; 10.5 Conclusion; References; Chapter 11 Laterite as Construction Material; References; Chapter 12 Turf as Construction Material; 12.1 Introduction; 12.2 Micromorphology; References; Chapter 13 Plant Remains; 13.1 Introduction; 13.2 Micromorphology; 13.3 Future Prospects; References; Chapter 14 Chaff; 14.1 Introduction; 14.2 Micromorphology; 14.3 Conclusion; References. Chapter 15 Charred Plant RemainsReferences; Chapter 16 Coal; 16.1 Introduction; 16.2 Types of Coal (after Read 1971); 16.3 Optical and Morphological Properties; 16.4 Alteration of Coal by Burning; 16.5 Archaeological Examples; 16.6 Conclusions; References; Chapter 17 Plant Ash; 17.1 Introduction; 17.2 Micromorphology; 17.3 Ash Taphonomy; References; Chapter 18 Opal Phytoliths; 18.1 Introduction; 18.2 Micromorphology; 18.3 Brief Review of Previous Micromorphological Studies Reporting Phytoliths; 18.4 Deposition and Accumulation in Archaeological Units; References.

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