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Impact of heating conditions on the carbon and oxygen isotope composition of calcined bone

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Only the inorganic fraction of bone survives the high temperatures reached during cremation, so that it remains the sole material available for isotopic analyses. In order to assess the amount of information that can be extracted from such material, we measured carbon and oxygen isotope ratios in the remaining carbonate fraction of experimentally heated modern bone, and cremated bone from several archaeological sites. The results show that the isotope composition of cremated bone is strongly ...

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10.1016/j.jas.2015.10.013

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University of Oxford
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SSD
Department:
School of Archaeology
Sub department:
Archaeology Institute
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
School of Archaeology
Sub department:
Archaeology Research Lab
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Philippe Wiener–Maurice Anspach Foundation
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Elsevier
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Journal of Archaeological Science More from this journal
Volume:
65
Pages:
32-43
Publication date:
2015-11-21
Acceptance date:
2015-10-29
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1095-9238 and 0305-4403
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pubs:593727
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uuid:e97c2489-73b9-4626-bfa6-2773d1721741
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pubs:593727
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2016-11-01

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