Patterns of chemical change during bone fossilization

@article{Henderson1983PatternsOC,
  title={Patterns of chemical change during bone fossilization},
  author={Paul Henderson and Carol Marlow and Theya Molleson and C. T. Williams},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1983},
  volume={306},
  pages={358-360}
}
The uptake of elements by bone during fossilization is a well-recognized phenomenon but the nature of, and the factors leading to, chemical heterogeneity in fossil bone are only just starting to be elucidated. Indeed, in the recent past the assumption that fossil bone is chemically homogeneous has been commonly used in several investigations including those of bone dating and dietary studies. In an attempt to understand the processes of element uptake we have investigated some chemical… CONTINUE READING
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