Infrared spectroscopy of the mineralogy of coprolites from Brean Down: evidence of past human activities and animal husbandry.

@article{Allen2002InfraredSO,
  title={Infrared spectroscopy of the mineralogy of coprolites from Brean Down: evidence of past human activities and animal husbandry.},
  author={Samantha D M Allen and Matthew John Almond and Martin G Bell and Peter Hollins and Sonja Marks and Joanne L Mortimore},
  journal={Spectrochimica acta. Part A, Molecular and biomolecular spectroscopy},
  year={2002},
  volume={58 5},
  pages={
          959-65
        }
}
The mineralogy of 11 concretions from the Bronze Age settlement horizons at Brean Down near Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, UK, has been examined by infrared spectroscopy. The concretions are found to contain calcite and apatite and, in some cases, quartz. Four further concretions from the later Iron Age Meare Village, soil samples from Brean Down and… CONTINUE READING