Immaculate conceptions: Micro-CT analysis of diagenesis in Romano-British infant skeletons

@inproceedings{Booth2016ImmaculateCM,
  title={Immaculate conceptions: Micro-CT analysis of diagenesis in Romano-British infant skeletons},
  author={Thomas J. Booth and R C Redfern and Rebecca L. Gowland},
  year={2016}
}
Most histological analyses of bone diagenesis are destructive and limited to the inspection of a cross-section that may not be representative of the whole. X-ray microtomography (Micro-CT) may provide a non-destructive means of investigating taphonomically-significant diagenetic alterations throughout whole bone samples, but this method has not been tested systematically (Dal Sasso et al., 2014). Bacterial bioerosion is the most common form of diagenesis found in archaeological bones, yet a… CONTINUE READING