Mineral evolution of bone.

  title={Mineral evolution of bone.},
  author={Antonio Ravaglioli and Adriano Krajewski and Giancarlo Celotti and Alessandra Piancastelli and B Bacchini and Luisa Montanari and G Zama and L Piombi},
  volume={17 6},
A study on the evolution with age of the mineral composition of bones was performed on samples belonging to human and other common mammalian species (cattle, sheep, dog). The study was carried out on the ashes obtained by calcination of the bone samples (1 h at 900 degrees C). The calcined powders were carefully examined by X-ray diffraction, from which precise quantitative evaluation (also confirmed by chemical analysis) of the crystalline phases present was derived. These data were analysed… CONTINUE READING