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A new method for cutting thin sections from prehistoric charcoal specimen

Authors
Journal
Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology
0034-6667
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
48
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/0034-6667(86)90063-1

Abstract

Abstract A method is described for obtaining thin sections from prehistoric charcoals, correctly oriented according to the three section planes. Charcoal pieces are embedded in epoxy resin following the method used in electron microscopy, with some modifications that are necessary because of the large size of the samples. Semi-thin sections are then obtained by means of an ultramicrotome: these can be observed under a light microscope without further processing. This method allows for obtaining comparatively large sections that can be used for wood identification.

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