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Title: The accurate dating and geographical sourcing of forensic-aged human remains
Author: Joseph, Kit
Awarding Body: The University of Reading
Current Institution: University of Reading
Date of Award: 2008
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This project uses radionuclides from the uranium-238 decay chain series in conjunction with lead, strontium carbon and nitrogen stable isotope ratios to achieve accurate dating and geographical sourcing of human skeletal remains. A pilot study was conducted in order to test the hypothesis that 210pb stored within the skeleton during life decays at a known rate once death occurs. Samples of femur were used from 12 Portuguese individuals whose year of death was known.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Skeletal remains Forensic archaeology