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Ref ID: 22710
Ref Type: Book Section
Authors: Eusebio, Michelle S.
Title: Did our church builders use egg whites as mortar ingredients? The biomolecular reason behind collecting mortars from historical sites
Date: 2009
Source: Proceedings of the Society of Philippine Archaeologists
Place of Publication: Manila
Publisher: The Katipunan Arkeologist ng Pilipinas
Abstract: Oral tradition tells us that egg whites were used as ingredients of mortars, which are used to bind building materials for the construction of churches, and other architectural structures, during the Spanish colonial period in the Philippines. Egg whites comprise mainly of proteins, specifically ovalbumin. To see if our church builders used egg whites as mortar ingredients, can we simply qualitatively test them for the presence of proteins? Or do we need sophisticated techniques?
Date Created: 3/27/2014
Editors: Jago-on, Sheldon Clyde
Cuevas, Nida
de Leon, Alexandra
Volume: 7
Page Start: 71
Page End: 82