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Ivory as an important model bio-composite

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Elephant ivory has a long history as a highly valued commodity in many cultures because of its unique physical, chemical and mechanical properties that served both human wants and needs. Importantly, ivory allowed for aesthetic expression not possible historically with other materials: it carves well and lasts long even under heavy usage. And as such it has, over millennia, made its way into high-value ornaments, weaponry and household objects as well as false teeth and hip-replacements. O...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1111/cura.12236

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS Division
Department:
Zoology
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0003-3484-9005
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0000-0002-8078-6802
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Wiley Publisher's website
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Curator: The Museum Journal Journal website
Volume:
61
Issue:
1
Pages:
95-110
Publication date:
2018-01-05
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EISSN:
2151-6952
ISSN:
0011-3069
Pubs id:
pubs:833226
URN:
uri:efc58b23-3f64-44e4-9211-800731773df9
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uuid:efc58b23-3f64-44e4-9211-800731773df9
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pubs:833226

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