Using light to describe the ancient world

The List

Barden HW, Wogelius RA, Li D, Manning PL, Edwards NP, van Dongen, BE. 2011. Morphological and geochemical evidence of eumelanin preservation in the feathers of the Early Cretaceous bird, Gansus yumenensis. PLoS ONE 6: e25494. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0025494

Bergmann U, Morton RW, Manning PL, Sellers WI, Farrar S, Huntley KG, Wogelius RA, Larson P, 2010. Archaeopteryx feathers and bone chemistry fully revealed via synchrotron imaging. Proceedings of theNationalAcademy of Sciences of theUnited States of America. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1001569107

Cohen PA, Schopf, JW, Butterfield NJ, Kudryavtsev AB, Macdonald FA, 2011. Phosphate biomineralization in mid-Neoproterozoic protists. Geology 39: 539-542.

Edwards HGM, Farwell DW, Jorge Villar SE. 2007. Raman microspectroscopic studies of amber resins with insect inclusions. Spectrochimica Acta Part A 68: 1089–1095

Edwards NP, Barden HE, van Dongen BE,Manning PL,Larson PL, Bergmann U, Sellers WI, Wogelius RA, 2011. Infrared mapping resolves soft-tissue preservation in 50 million year old reptile skin. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences DOI:10.1098/rspb.2011.0135

Janko M, Zink A, Gigler AM, Heckl WM, Stark RW, 2010. Nanostructure and mechanics of mummified type I collagen from the 5300-year-old Tyrolean Iceman. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. doi:10.1098/rspb.2010.0377

Lebon M, Müller K, Bahain J-J, Fröhlich, Falguères C, Bertrand L, Sandt C, Reiche I, 2001. Imaging fossil bone alterations at the microscale by SR-FTIR microspectroscopy. Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry 26: 922-929.

Liu X, Sun J, Sun L, Liu W, Wang Y. 2011. Reflectance spectroscopy: a new approach for reconstructing penguin population size from Antarctic ornithogenic sediments. Journal of Paleolimnology 45:213–222. DOI 10.1007/s10933-010-9493-6

McKay DS, Gibson Jr EK, Thomas-Keprta KL, Vali H, Romanek CS, Clemett SJ, Chillier XDF, Maechling CR, Zare RN (1996) Search for past life on Mars: possible relic biogenic activity in Martian meteorite ALH84001. Science 273: 924-930.

Ollricher O, Ibach W. 2010. High-resolution optical and confocal microscopy. In: Confocal Raman Microscopy.Springer-Verlag,Berlin,Germany. p. 3.

Schweitzer MH, et al., 1997. Heme compounds in dinosaur trabecular bone. Proceedings of theNationalAcademyof Sciences of theUnited States of America. 94: 6291-6296.

Stathopoulou ET, Psycharis V, Chryssikos GD, Gionis V, Theodorou G, 2008. Bone diagenesis: new data from infrared spectroscopy and x-ray diffraction. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 266: 168-174. doi: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2008.03.022

Steele A, Fries MD, Amundsen HEF, Mysen BO, Fogel ML, Schweizer M, Boctor NZ, 2007. Comprehensive imaging and Raman spectroscopy of carbonate globules from Martian meteorite ALH 84001 and a terrestrial analogue from Svalbard. Meteoritics and Planetary Science 42: 1549-1566.

Tappert R, Wolfe AP, McKellar RC, Tappert MC, Muehlenbachs K, 2011. Characterizing Modern and Fossil Gymnosperm Exudates Using Micro-Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy. International Journal of Plant Sciences 172: 120-138.

Thomas D B, Chinsamy A, 2011. Chemometric analysis of EDXRF measurements from fossil bone. X-ray Spectrometry 40: 441-445

Thomas DB, McGoverin CM, Chinsamy A, Manley M. 2011. Near infrared analysis of fossil bone from the Western Cape of South Africa. Journal of Near Infrared Spectroscopy 19:151-159.

Thomas DB, McGoverin CM, Fordyce RE, Frew RD, Gordon KC. 2011. Raman spectroscopy of fossil bioapatite — A proxy for diagenetic alteration of the oxygen isotope composition. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. doi:10.1016/j.palaeo.2011.06.016

Wogelius RA, Manning PL, Barden HE, Edwards NP, Webb SM, Sellers WI, Taylor KG, Larson PL, Dodson P, You H, Da-qing L, Bergmann U, 2011. Trace Metals as Biomarkers for Eumelanin Pigment in the Fossil Record. Science DOI: 10.1126/science.1205748

Wolfe AP, Tappert R, Muehlenbachs K, Boudreau M, McKellar RC, Basinger JF, Garrett A. 2009. A new proposal concerning the botanical origin of Baltic amber. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 276: 3403-3412.

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