Epilithic and Endolithic Bacterial Communities in Limestone from a Maya Archaeological Site

@article{McNamara2005EpilithicAE,
  title={Epilithic and Endolithic Bacterial Communities in Limestone from a Maya Archaeological Site},
  author={Christopher J. McNamara and Thomas Perry and Kristen A. Bearce and Guillermo Hernandez-Duque and Ralph I. Mitchell},
  journal={Microbial Ecology},
  year={2005},
  volume={51},
  pages={51-64}
}
Biodeterioration of archaeological sites and historic buildings is a major concern for conservators, archaeologists, and scientists involved in preservation of the world's cultural heritage. The Maya archaeological sites in southern Mexico, some of the most important cultural artifacts in the Western Hemisphere, are constructed of limestone. High temperature and humidity have resulted in substantial microbial growth on stone surfaces at many of the sites. Despite the porous natureof limestone… CONTINUE READING

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