The study of the urban context in the contemporary center of Portugal’s capital city uncovered traces of daily lives that were abruptly interrupted and utterly transformed by the Great Lisbon Earthquake on the morning of 1 November 1755. Charred organic residue was recovered from a cylindrical vessel excavated from the storage area of the town house at the Rossio square. The archaeological sample was studied through a multi-analytical approach based on microstructural, elemental and biomolecular characterization by attenuated total reflectance Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (ATR-FT-IR), variable pressure scanning electron microscopy coupled to energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (VP-SEM-EDS), and gas chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry (GC-MS). The residue was identified as human faeces collected in the ceramic vessel for disposal, and further analysis provided additional information about diet and the living conditions in the 18th century.

Archaeological evidence for the dietary practices and lifestyle of 18th Century Lisbon, Portugal. Combined steroidal biomarker and microparticle analysis of the carbonized faecal remains / Fundurulic, Ana; Manhita, Ana; Filipe, Vanessa Galiza; Henriques, José Pedro; Marques, António; Celant, Alessandra; Magri, Donatella; Barrocas Dias, Cristina Barrocas. - In: SEPARATIONS. - ISSN 2297-8739. - 10:2(2023). [10.3390/separations10020085]

Archaeological evidence for the dietary practices and lifestyle of 18th Century Lisbon, Portugal. Combined steroidal biomarker and microparticle analysis of the carbonized faecal remains

Fundurulic, Ana
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Celant, Alessandra;Magri, Donatella
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2023

Abstract

The study of the urban context in the contemporary center of Portugal’s capital city uncovered traces of daily lives that were abruptly interrupted and utterly transformed by the Great Lisbon Earthquake on the morning of 1 November 1755. Charred organic residue was recovered from a cylindrical vessel excavated from the storage area of the town house at the Rossio square. The archaeological sample was studied through a multi-analytical approach based on microstructural, elemental and biomolecular characterization by attenuated total reflectance Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (ATR-FT-IR), variable pressure scanning electron microscopy coupled to energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (VP-SEM-EDS), and gas chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry (GC-MS). The residue was identified as human faeces collected in the ceramic vessel for disposal, and further analysis provided additional information about diet and the living conditions in the 18th century.
2023
paleofaeces; organic residue analysis; the Great Lisbon Earthquake; Modern Period
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Archaeological evidence for the dietary practices and lifestyle of 18th Century Lisbon, Portugal. Combined steroidal biomarker and microparticle analysis of the carbonized faecal remains / Fundurulic, Ana; Manhita, Ana; Filipe, Vanessa Galiza; Henriques, José Pedro; Marques, António; Celant, Alessandra; Magri, Donatella; Barrocas Dias, Cristina Barrocas. - In: SEPARATIONS. - ISSN 2297-8739. - 10:2(2023). [10.3390/separations10020085]
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