Microscale imaging of the preservation state of 5,000-year-old archaeological bones by synchrotron infrared microspectroscopy.

Abstract

Archaeological bone materials record characteristic markers of life in prehistoric times (dating, climate, environment, diet, human migration) in their isotopic and chemical composition in addition to palaeontological, archaeozoological, anthropological and palaeogenetic information. Thus, the discovery and conservation of archaeological bone materials is… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00216-010-3795-4

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