Induced metal-ion exchange in excavated human bone

Joseph B. Lambert, Sharon Vlasak Simpson, Susan Gorell Weiner, Jane Buikstra

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Abstract

Excavated human bone was exposed to aqueous solutions containing high concentrations of a single added metal ion in order to examine the extent of introduction of contaminating materials during burial. Variables included pH, temperature, ion concentration, state of bone (whole or crushed), structure of buffer, and counterion. Calcium and sodium showed little increase, and even a decrease in some cases. Strontium, zinc, lead, and magnesium showed large increases probably through heteroionic replacement of calcium. Manganese, aluminum, and potassium showed increases, particularly under neutral conditions, probably through infiltration into voids and defects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)85-92
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Archaeological Science
Volume12
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1985
Externally publishedYes

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Human Bone
Calcium
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Aluminum
Zinc
Strontium
Manganese
Replacement
Voids
Magnesium
Temperature
Burial
Defects

Keywords

  • ancient diet
  • atomic absorption
  • bone diagenesis
  • heteroionic exchange
  • hydroxyapatite
  • woodland sites

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • History
  • Archaeology

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Induced metal-ion exchange in excavated human bone. / Lambert, Joseph B.; Simpson, Sharon Vlasak; Weiner, Susan Gorell; Buikstra, Jane.

In: Journal of Archaeological Science, Vol. 12, No. 2, 1985, p. 85-92.

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Lambert, Joseph B. ; Simpson, Sharon Vlasak ; Weiner, Susan Gorell ; Buikstra, Jane. / Induced metal-ion exchange in excavated human bone. In: Journal of Archaeological Science. 1985 ; Vol. 12, No. 2. pp. 85-92.
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