In a very profitable collaboration with Hercules Laboratory of Évora University, several archaeometric projects are being developed in order to provide answers to the main problems that are being researched at Perdigões by the Nia team. In the present case we are dealing with the funerary contexts of cremated human remains and trying to know what kind of wood was used for the cremations and what temperature was achieved by analysing the charcoal remains. A poster with the first results will be presented at the meeting “Wood and Charcoal” to be held at Minho University this month.
Here is the title of our collaboration:
Random gathering or intentional wood selection? Charcoal analysis of pit 16 deposit from Perdigões archaeological siteGinevra Coradeschi, Cristina Dias, Fernando Branco, Laura Sadori and Antonio Valera