Trace elements in ancient human bone and associated soil using NAA

Julie Farnum, M. D. Glascock, M. K. Sandford, S. Gerritsen

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Abstract

The elemental composition of 44 human bone samples and 56 soil samples from the Pre-Colombian Tutu site, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands were determined by neutron activation analysis and atomic absorption spectroscopy. Soils from the site were analyzed for the purpose of assessing diagenetic change in the bone samples after deposition. Twenty two elements were observed in the Tutu bones. The compositional data will be considered for use, along with other archaeological information, to aid in dietary reconstruction at the Tutu site.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)267-274
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry Articles
Volume196
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Oct 1995

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Farnum, Julie ; Glascock, M. D. ; Sandford, M. K. ; Gerritsen, S. / Trace elements in ancient human bone and associated soil using NAA. In: Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry Articles. 1995 ; Vol. 196, No. 2. pp. 267-274.
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