Microscopic, biochemical and stable isotopic investigation of seven multi-nutritional food-balls from Indus archaeological site, Rajasthan (India)

@article{Agnihorti2021MicroscopicBA,
  title={Microscopic, biochemical and stable isotopic investigation of seven multi-nutritional food-balls from Indus archaeological site, Rajasthan (India)},
  author={Rajesh Agnihorti and Anjum Ara J. Farooqui and Nitesh Khonde and Runcie Paul Mathews and Shalini Sharma and S. K. S. Gahlaud and Sanjay Kumar Manjul and Arvin Manjul and Ravi Sawlani},
  journal={Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports},
  year={2021},
  volume={37},
  pages={102917}
}
Abstract During excavation of a Harappan archaeological site 4MSR (29°12′24.48″N, 73°09′20.16″E) from western Rajasthan (India), seven closely spaced similar sized spheroids (food-balls) were recovered. Detailed microscopic, biochemical (organic), elemental and stable isotopic composition of the spheroidal-material was studied. δ13C value of organic fraction (−22.5‰) indicated agricultural origin of organic matter. Significant excesses of Magnesium (Mg) and Calcium (Ca) and Potassium (K… Expand

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