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Additional comments on blood residue analysis in archaeology

  • Jeff D. Leach (a1) and Raymond P. Mauldin (a1)

A complement to a paper early in this year's volume of ANTIQUITY reports experience with searching for blood-residue traces with the services of a commercial testing laboratory.

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Child, A.M. & Pollard, A.M. 1992. A review of the applications of immunochemistry to archaeological bone, Journal of Archaeological Science 19 : 3947.
Eisele, J., Fowler, D.D. Haynes, G. & Lewis, R.A. 1995. Survival and detection of blood residues on stone tools, Antiquity 69: 3646.
Gurfinkel, D.M. & Franklin, U.M. 1988. A study of the feasibility of detecting blood residue on artifacts, Journal of Archaeo1ogical Science 15: 8397.
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Nolin, L., Kramer, J.K.G. & Newman, M.E. 1994. Detection of animal residues in humus samples from a prehistoric site in the lower MacKenzie River Valley, Northwest Territories, Journal of Archaeological Science 21: 403–12.
Sensabaugh, G.F., Wilson, A.C & Kirk, P.L. 1971. Protein stability in preserved biological remains I: survival of biologically active proteins in an 8-year-old sample of dried blood; II: modification and aggregation of proteins in an 8-year-old sample of dried blood, International Journal of Biochemistry 2: 545–68.
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