This study aims at developing a reliable method for probing diagenetic alterations in human bones upon burning events, by INS spectroscopy. The results will be coupled to Raman and FTIR data (obtained concomitantly), with a view to better understand heat-induced changes in bone, thus providing a way to estimate their effect on the metric dimensions of human skeletal remains.
Coordinator: Maria Paula Marques (University of Coimbra)
Main Researcher: David Gonçalves (CIAS)
Financial support: Science and Technology Facilities Council (ISIS) (Portugal)
Reference: ISIS BeamTime Application – RB1520001 (MAPS)