Pots and lipids: molecular and isotope evidence of the food processing at Maharski prekop

  • Nives Ogrinc Department of Environmental Sciences, Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana
  • Marinka Gams Petrišič Department of Environmental Sciences, Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana
  • Dušan Žigon Department of Environmental Sciences, Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana
  • Andreja Žibrat Gašparič Department of Archaeology, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana
  • Mihael Budja Department of Archaeology, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana

Abstract

The pottery assemblage from the Maharski prekop site was analysed to obtain insights into vessel use and husbandry practices. Total lipid extracts of pottery samples were subjected to gas chromatography (GC), gas chromatography–mass spectrometry (GC–MS), gas chromatography–combustion–isotope ratio mass spectrometry (GC–C–IRMS) and soft ionisation electrospray mass spectrometric techniques ESI Q–TOF MS and ESI Q–TOF MS/MS. The charred organic deposits on vessels were AMS 14C dated. The results show that some vessels were used for cooking ruminant meat, while in other traces of mixed non–ruminant and ruminant meat or plants and animal meat cooking were identified. Some vessels were used for milk processing.

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Published
2012-12-31
How to Cite
Ogrinc, N., Gams Petrišič, M., Žigon, D., Žibrat Gašparič, A., & Budja, M. (2012). Pots and lipids: molecular and isotope evidence of the food processing at Maharski prekop. Documenta Praehistorica, 39, 339-348. https://doi.org/10.4312/dp.39.25
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