Trace aluminum determination and sampling problems of archeological bone employing destructive neutron activation analysis

A. J. Blotcky, E. P. Rack, R. R. Recker, J. A. Leffler, S. Teitelbaum

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Abstract

A destructive neutron activation analysis procedure was developed for determining trace aluminum content in bone. It was found that soil contamination can influence the aluninum bone levels in prehistoric bone specimens. These maximum aluninum content values for prehistoric bone are larger than those of modern bone and comparable to aluminum levels present in bone from renal patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)381-388
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Radioanalytical Chemistry
Volume43
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1978

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  • Molecular Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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