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The authors gratefully acknowledge the helpful suggestions of the reviewers of the manuscript. The authors wish to thank Dr. John C. Mitchell at Ohio State University for his assistance in EDS data collection and analysis.


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RUNYING CHEN holds a Ph.D. in textile science with a minor in analytical chemistry from Ohio State University. She is an assistant professor in apparel merchandising at East Carolina University, and she conducts research in analyzing textile materials via various analytical methods. Address: Department of Apparel, Merchandising and Interior Design, East Carolina University, 270A Rivers Building, Greenville, N.C. 27858-4353.

KATHRYN A. JAKES holds a Ph.D. in textile and polymer science from Clemson University. She is a professor in textiles at Ohio State University, and she conducts research in the identification and characterization of degraded polymeric materials. Much of her work deals with historic and archaeological textile materials. Address: Department of Consumer and Textile Sciences, Ohio State University, 245 Campbell Hall, 1787 Neil Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43210-1295.

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