Photometric Determination of Phosphates in Soil as a Non-Destructive Method of Archaeological Research

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J. Hrdličkaa, P. Baierla, L. Holatab, M. Čekalováa, J. Brandštýlc, and P. Vařekab

a New Technology Research Center, University of West Bohemia, Pilsen, b Department of Archeology, Faculty of Philosophy and Arts, University of West Bohemia, in Pilsen, c Department of Chemistry, Pedagogical Faculty, University of West Bohemia, Pilsen


We have described a photometric method for determination of phosphate in soils. The samples for testing were obtained from different depths of ground in the farmstead of deserted medieval village Sloupek (Rokycany region). Different methods of phosphate extraction were tested, too. Results of the final method were compared with archaeological excavation.


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