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FTIR-Microscopy Of Organic Microphases In Pharaonic Mummy Hair Samples
Author(s): R. Kellner; Ch. Minich; N. Iskander; M. M. Khater
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Paper Abstract

In this paper a unique application of FTIR-microscopy to problem solving in archeometry - the identification of preservatives in egyptian mummy hair samples from the 21st dynasty (1080 - 946 B.C.) is described. The precious samples were gently pressed into the surface of pure KBr-disks and the local distribution of dammar, tragacanth and myrrha determined. It was furthermore shown that the IR-microscopic approach gives very reliable data due to its relative freedom of contaminations as compared to extraction procedures.

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Date Published: 1 December 1989
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 1145, 7th Intl Conf on Fourier Transform Spectroscopy, (1 December 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.969476
Show Author Affiliations
R. Kellner, Cairo University (Egypt)
Ch. Minich, Technical University Vienna (Austria)
N. Iskander, Technical University Vienna (Austria)
M. M. Khater, Technical University Vienna (Austria)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1145:
7th Intl Conf on Fourier Transform Spectroscopy
David G. Cameron, Editor(s)

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