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Revisiting the strontium contribution of sea salt in the human diet

Fenner, Jack; Wright, Lori E.


Sea salt is getting increasing attention as a potential source of strontium incorporated into human tissues. One particularly interesting instance was published by one of us in 2005 in which sea salt was proposed as a possible reason why the stable strontium isotope ratios of ancient Maya human tooth enamel from Tikal, Guatemala, did not match the expected local strontium isotope signature. We revisit that analysis and identify a calculation error that led to an underestimate of the amount of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Archaeological Science
DOI: 10.1016/j.jas.2014.01.020


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