Technical note: a histological technique for detecting the cryptic preservation of erythrocytes and soft tissue in ancient human skeletonized remains.

@article{Setzer2013TechnicalNA,
  title={Technical note: a histological technique for detecting the cryptic preservation of erythrocytes and soft tissue in ancient human skeletonized remains.},
  author={Teddi J. Setzer and Inger Birgitta Sundell and Susan K Dibbley and Clifford Les},
  journal={American journal of physical anthropology},
  year={2013},
  volume={152 4},
  pages={566-8}
}
Bone samples from a Middle Bronze Age (ca., 1600-1300 BC) site were prepared for histological analysis. Preliminary results suggested that components of bone marrow remained preserved. To verify these findings and optimize the sample preparation procedure, we conducted experiments varying the type of acid used to decalcify the bones for histology preparation, as well as the exposure time to the demineralizing agents and thickness of sections taken from the samples for slide preparation… CONTINUE READING