Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorHeron, Carl P.*
dc.contributor.authorAndersen, S.H.*
dc.contributor.authorFischer, Anders*
dc.contributor.authorGlykou, A.*
dc.contributor.authorHartz, S.*
dc.contributor.authorSaul, H.*
dc.contributor.authorSteele, Valerie J.*
dc.contributor.authorCraig, O.E.*
dc.date.accessioned2016-09-21T09:28:05Z
dc.date.available2016-09-21T09:28:05Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.citationHeron CP, Andersen S, Fischer A et al (2013) Illuminating the Late Mesolithic: residue analysis of 'blubber' lamps from Northern Europe. Antiquity. 87(335): 178-188.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/9024
dc.descriptionNo
dc.description.abstractShallow oval bowls used on the Baltic coast in the Mesolithic have been suggested as oil lamps, burning animal fat. Here researchers confirm the use of four coastal examples as lamps burning blubber-the fat of marine animals, while an inland example burned fat from terrestrial mammals or freshwater aquatics-perhaps eels. The authors use a combination of lipid biomarker and bulk and single-compound carbon isotope analysis to indicate the origin of the residues in these vessels.
dc.relation.isreferencedbyhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0003598X00048705
dc.subjectBaltic
dc.subject; Mesolithic-neolithic
dc.subject; Ertebolle
dc.subject; Pottery
dc.subject; Blubber lamps
dc.subject; Lipid analysis
dc.subject; Marine oils
dc.subject; Archaeological pottery vessels
dc.subject; Marine animal products
dc.subject; Fatty-acids
dc.subject; Chromatographic analysis
dc.subject; Organic residues
dc.subject; South-Africa
dc.subject; Oil lamps
dc.subject; Commodities
dc.subject; Traces
dc.subject; Fish
dc.titleIlluminating the Late Mesolithic: residue analysis of 'blubber' lamps from Northern Europe
dc.status.refereedYes
dc.typeArticle
dc.type.versionNo full-text in the repository


This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record