Chapter 11. Proteins: Skin, Leather, and Glue

  1. Zvi Goffer Ph.D. Retired Senior Scientist

Published Online: 20 OCT 2005

DOI: 10.1002/9780471915256.ch11

Archaeological Chemistry, Second Edition

Archaeological Chemistry, Second Edition

How to Cite

Goffer, Z. (2007) Proteins: Skin, Leather, and Glue, in Archaeological Chemistry, Second Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780471915256.ch11

Author Information

  1. Soreq Nuclear Research Center, Israel

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 OCT 2005
  2. Published Print: 27 SEP 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471252887

Online ISBN: 9780471915256



  • animal tissues structural and functional components;
  • living organisms energy sources;
  • organic adhesive and sizing substance


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Animal Skin

  • Leather

  • Glue

  • Dating Ancient Proteins – Amino Acid Racemization Dating