Bone chemistry and past behavior: an overview

@inproceedings{Price1985BoneCA,
  title={Bone chemistry and past behavior: an overview},
  author={T Douglas Price and Margaret J. Schoeninger and George John Armelagos},
  year={1985}
}
Human bone is a complex amalgam of compounds and chemicals—a variety of elements and isotopes—arranged in both organic and inorganic phases. In addition to the major components—calcium, phosphate and water—a number of minor and trace elements are also incorporated during the manufacture of bone tissue. These building materials are obtained by ingestion and the chemical composition of bone is thus in part a reflection of the local environment from which foods are obtained. Both isotopes and… CONTINUE READING

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