Physical Pretreatment

Physical Pretreatment

Carl Zeiss SteREO Discovery.V20 Stereomicroscope zoom optics factor 20x
Retsch sieves
Dremel Drill Bit Set

Before the chemical preparation samples are examine under microscope for removal of obvious contaminations, rootlets or materials stem from packing. For example the external of the bone is removed with dental drill. Samples are reduced in size to increase the surface area. Mortar, pestle and sieves are used to separate different fractions necessary for dating.

 

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