Analysis of excavated bone by atomic absorption

C. B. Szpunar, J. B. Lambert, Jane Buikstra

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Abstract

Results from the elemental analysis of completely dissolved human bone by atomic absorption are (for some elements) reproducibly higher than those from the analysis of only the material obtained through digestion of the bone. Because digestion procedures can be quite variable, complete dissolution should provide more reliable comparisons between laboratories. The authors offer a detailed description of the dissolution procedure and of the atomic absorption analysis for a dozen elements.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)199-202
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Physical Anthropology
Volume48
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1978
Externally publishedYes

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Analysis of excavated bone by atomic absorption. / Szpunar, C. B.; Lambert, J. B.; Buikstra, Jane.

In: American Journal of Physical Anthropology, Vol. 48, No. 2, 1978, p. 199-202.

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Szpunar, C. B. ; Lambert, J. B. ; Buikstra, Jane. / Analysis of excavated bone by atomic absorption. In: American Journal of Physical Anthropology. 1978 ; Vol. 48, No. 2. pp. 199-202.
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