Application of nuclear methods in paleosciences

Cs M. Buczkó, J. Csikai, J. Nemeskéry

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Concentrations of N, F, Na, Mg, Al, Si, P, K, Ca, Mn, Fe, Zn, Sr and Ba were determined in fossil bones using neutron activation analysis and X-ray fluorescence methods. Analysis of the data led to the conclusion that a correlation exists between the concentration of nitrogen and the temperature at the burial time of bones. This correlation enabled the temperature for different eras to be estimated. Correlation was also found between the Al, Si and Fe infiltered into the organic part of bones.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)165-178
Number of pages14
JournalActa Physica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 1982


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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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