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Trace element contents of the Iceman’s bones

Preliminary results
  • C. Kralik
  • W. Kiesli
  • H. Seidler
  • W. Platzer
  • W. Rabl
Conference paper
Part of the The Man in the Ice book series (3262, volume 3)

Abstract

Trace element concentrations of excavated human bones can be used for the reconstruction of ancient diet, the palaeoenvironment or as an indicator for long term exposure to toxic elements (Grupe, 1991). The approach is limited by some factors as the influence of the burial environment, the inhomogeneous distribution of trace elements in bone, and the susceptibility of bone to diagenetic contamination.

Keywords

Cortical Bone Instrumental Neutron Activation Analysis Cancellous Bone Bone Sample Trace Element Content 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Kralik
    • 1
  • W. Kiesli
    • 1
  • H. Seidler
    • 2
  • W. Platzer
    • 3
  • W. Rabl
    • 4
  1. 1.Institut für GeochemieUniversität WienAustria
  2. 2.Institut für HumanbiologieUniversität WienAustria
  3. 3.Institut für AnatomieUniversität InnsbruckAustria
  4. 4.Institut für gerichtliche MedizinUniversität InnsbruckAustria

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