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Trace Elements in Bone Tissue

Trace Elements in Bone Tissue

Smrčka, Václav

subjects: anthropology and ethnography

paperback, 214 pp., 1. edition
published: november 2005
ISBN: 80-246-1033-7
recommended price: 375 czk



In his unique work Václav Smrčka gives an account of his research of trace elements in fossil anthropological findings which enables him to reconstruct the history and changes in the human diet in last 7000 years. The results of the author's research are compared to historical literary sources from the antiquity onwards. Smrčka based his research on the content of zinc, stroncium, lead and tin in bone tissue. His conclusions concern among other things the epochal changes of the human environment and the influence of trace elements on human growth.