Lipids, pots and food processing at Hočevarica, Ljubljansko barje, Slovenia

  • Nives Ogrinc Department of Environmental Sciences, Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana
  • Mihael Budja Department of Archaeology, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana
  • Doris Potočnik Department of Environmental Sciences, Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana
  • Andreja Žibrat Gašparič Department of Archaeology, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana
  • Dimitrij Mlekuž Department of Archaeology, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana
Keywords: lipid analysis, 14C dates, pottery, Eneolithic, Ljubljansko barje

Abstract

 The paper presents the results of lipid analyses of pottery samples from Ho≠evarica (Ljub- ljansko barje, Slovenia). Total lipid extracts were subjected to high temperature gas chromatography (HT-GC), gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) and gas chromatography-combustion-isotope ratio mass spectrometry (GC-C-IRMS). The results show that some vessels were used for prepar- ing ruminant meat and vegetable, but also the remains of aquatic food were identified. The processing of non-ruminant meat was detected in a few samples. A high number of pottery samples yielded the presence of beeswax lipids. The charred residual on pottery was AMS 14C dated.

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Published
2014-12-30
How to Cite
Ogrinc, N., Budja, M., Potočnik, D., Žibrat Gašparič, A., & Mlekuž, D. (2014). Lipids, pots and food processing at Hočevarica, Ljubljansko barje, Slovenia. Documenta Praehistorica, 41, 181-194. https://doi.org/10.4312/dp.41.10
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