Dating of cremated bones

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Lanting, JN; Aerts-Bijma, AT; van der Plicht, J;
(2001)

When dating unburnt bone, bone collagen, the organic fraction of the bone, is used. Collagen does not survive the heat of the cremation pyre, so dating of cremated bone has been considered impossible. Structural carbonate in the mineral fraction of the bone, however, su... View more
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