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Title: Bone lead in the prehistoric population of gran canaria
Authors: Gonzalez-Reimers, E.
Arnay-De-La-Rosa, M.
Velasco Vázquez, Francisco Javier 
Galindo-Martin, L.
Delgado-Ureta, E.
Santolaria-Fernandez, F.
UNESCO Clasification: 51 Antropología
32 Ciencias médicas
550501 Arqueología
Keywords: No disponible.
Issue Date: 1999
Publisher: 1042-0533
Journal: American Journal of Human Biology 
Abstract: The present study determined the lead concentration in bone tissue from 40 prehistoric individuals of Gran Canaria, and in a sample of 19 modern day residents of the Canary Islands. Higher bone lead values were observed in the modern sample (18.65 +/- 12.13 &mgr;g/g dry bone tissue) than in the ancient sample (4.41 +/- 3.45 &mgr;g/g dry bone tissue, P < 0.001). Older individuals showed higher bone lead values than younger individuals, but only in the modern group. The correlation between age and bone lead approached statistical significance (P = 0.058). Low bone lead observed in the prehistoric sample suggests a low lead exposure in prehispanic times in Gran Canaria. Am. J. Hum. Biol. 11:405-410, 1999. Copyright 1999 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10553/52310
ISSN: 1042-0533
DOI: 10.1002/(SICI)1520-6300(1999)11:3<405::AID-AJHB11>3.0.CO;2-9
Source: American Journal of Human Biology[ISSN 1042-0533],v. 11, p. 405-410
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