Carbon paper is thin tissue, which has been carbonized (carbon coated) with a hot melt application of a waxy base and pigment, usually black or blue.
Ultraviolet radiation penetrates the coating and carbonizes the oils in the wood, causing the wood to darken beneath the varnish.
As for the animal bones, Smithson noted that almost all were carbonized , and included lamb vertebrae, as well as two larger vertebrae, probably from a calf.
The exterior walls of some historic buildings haven't been washed for several decades while the effects of corrosion and carbonization have taken their toll.
Without a strict control of hydrocarbons and water, mirror degradation as a result of carbonization , oxidation, or etching will occur.
Perhaps even stranger, ARS researchers have found that ordinary poultry manure, when converted by carbonization into granules and powders, can mop up pollutants in water.
For example, items that are more likely to come into contact with fire, such as the byproducts of food processing rather than food items themselves, are more likely to be carbonized .
Many identifiable examples of giant tree fern have perished as they will have been crushed and carbonised over the millennia to become the coal so important to Yorkshire's heritage.
The major assumption underlying the sorting and identification of the botanical material was that only items that were charred or partially carbonized represented prehistoric material.
If you don't stir it, the porridge on the base of the pan will reach the high temperature of the hot plate and carbonise - ie burn!