Trace element contents in the bone as an age and sex indicator. A case study of the necropolis of "S'Illot des Porros" (Spain)

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Abstract

The levels of trace elements in bones can provide information about the diet of a selected population and at the same time can provide information about the sex and age of the individuals. The aim of this study is to discuss this latter point; a study of sex and age by Sr, Mg, Ba, Cu, Zn, V and Ca levels made in femurs and ribs. The investigation was conducted in the Necropolis of S'Illot des Porros (Mallorca, Spain). In general the results show that differences between the various age and sex groups of the selected population are not significant. © 1992 International Institute for the Study of Man.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)65-70
JournalInternational Journal of Anthropology
Volume7
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 1992

Keywords

  • age
  • bovies
  • sex
  • Trace elements

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