ratios, were applied to the archaeological area of Cà Tron (Venice, Italy), where Roman farms exploited the countryside from the 1st to the 5th century BP. Two different methods, ignition (i) and hydrolysis with perchloric acid (h) were used to determine the total P (TP) content, and their reliability is discussed. Results showed very high values in both iTP and hTP in the site. High inorganic P (IP) contents were found along the walls of the building, giving evidence for the mineralization of organic P (OP) which was entrapped into inorganic with the calcium carbonate and thus preserved. Among the elemental ratios, the organic C/total C (OC/TC) and C/N highlighted organic matter from animal and not from vegetable origin, whereas the OC/OP and N/OP confirmed the anthropogenic origin of the site. All these results strongly support for the identification of the remains of a Roman rural building as a stable for bred cattle. 2012 Elsevier Ltd and INQUA. All rights reserved.

Soil chemical analysis supports the identification of ancient breeding structures: the case-study of Cà Tron (Venice, Italy)

Migliavacca M.;
2012-01-01

Abstract

ratios, were applied to the archaeological area of Cà Tron (Venice, Italy), where Roman farms exploited the countryside from the 1st to the 5th century BP. Two different methods, ignition (i) and hydrolysis with perchloric acid (h) were used to determine the total P (TP) content, and their reliability is discussed. Results showed very high values in both iTP and hTP in the site. High inorganic P (IP) contents were found along the walls of the building, giving evidence for the mineralization of organic P (OP) which was entrapped into inorganic with the calcium carbonate and thus preserved. Among the elemental ratios, the organic C/total C (OC/TC) and C/N highlighted organic matter from animal and not from vegetable origin, whereas the OC/OP and N/OP confirmed the anthropogenic origin of the site. All these results strongly support for the identification of the remains of a Roman rural building as a stable for bred cattle. 2012 Elsevier Ltd and INQUA. All rights reserved.
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