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Authors: Gianno, Rosemary
Von Endt, David W.
Erhardt, W. David
Kochummen, K. M.
Hopwood, Walter
Title: The identification of insular Southeast Asian resins and other plant exudates for archaeological and ethnological application
Date: 1987
Source: Recent Advances in the Conservation and Analysis of Artifacts: Jubilee Conservaton Conference Papers
Place of Publication: London
Publisher: Oxford Summer School Institute of Archaeology, University of London
Abstract: Resins and other plant exudates such as gums and latexes have long been important materials used and traded by Southeast Asian peoples. The forests there include hundreds of resiniferous species distributed among nine plant families. Many resin specimens have also been found in local archaeological sites. This paper presents preliminary results of the analysis of over 100 botanically identified resins from Southeast Asian, mainly Peninsular Malaysian, forests along with archaeological resins and adhesives and coatings from ethnographic objects using Fourier transform infrared spectrometry (FTIR). A cluster analysis based on a comparison of peak distributions using coefficients of similarity was also developed.
Date Created: 2/18/2001
Editors: James, Black
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