On the study of the organic content of High Empire ceramics from Beja’s Castle - a preliminary report

Ana Manhita, Sérgio Martins, Mariana Miranda, Maria da Conceição Lopes, Marco Gomes da Silva, Cristina Barrocas Dias

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Abstract

This manuscript describes the analysis of the organic contents of Early Empire ceramics from Beja’s Castle. A combination of extraction procedures was used in order to extract the highest number of compounds from the studied ceramics. Pinaceae resin biomarkers were identified in all the ceramics, confirming the widely use of these resins by the Romans. Both animal and plant steroids were identified in the samples, and Δ5-avenasterol, found in all the samples, is of particular significance, as it can be used as a marker for oil seed crops and olive oil.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationArchaeoAnalytics: Chromatography and DNA analysis in archaeology
EditorsCésar Oliveira, Rui Morais, Ángel Morillo Cerdán
Publisher Município de Esposende
Pages155-167
ISBN (Print)978-989-99468-1-1
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventArchaeoAnalytics 2014 - Chromatography and DNA analysis in Archaeology - Esposende, Portugal
Duration: 29 May 201431 May 2014

Conference

ConferenceArchaeoAnalytics 2014 - Chromatography and DNA analysis in Archaeology
CountryPortugal
CityEsposende
Period29/05/1431/05/14

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