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Show simple item record Ebel, Erika en Haggard, Alyssa en Charlton-Grant, Kiaya en Hegel, Casey en 2015-05-22T22:51:11Z en 2015-05-22T22:51:11Z en 2015-04-17 en
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dc.description.abstract This research attempts to observe the effects organic decomposition has on the soil pH and aims to determine if pH levels are altered when remains are frozen opposed to unfrozen. Weekly qualitative observations and soil tests were conducted on six naturally decomposing swine limbs. We hypothesized that there would be a slight delay in the cycling of pH levels for frozen remains.Three frozen and three control limbs were deposited atop of undisturbed soil and observed for five consecutive weeks at the Simulated Archaeology Site at HSU. This research intends to address the correlation between pH levels and decomposition, which can be beneficial for future taphonomic research. en
dc.description.sponsorship Sponsored by the Office of Research, Economic and Community Development, University Advancement and the HSU Library in collaboration with the Colleges. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.subject Decomposition en
dc.subject pH Levels en
dc.subject Soil Tests en
dc.title Analysis of Soil pH in Relation to Decomposition en
dc.type Poster en
dc.contributor.department Anthropology en

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