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New Analysis of ESR Spectra of Fossil Tooth Enamel

  • Martin Jonas (a1), Li Ping Zhoua (a2), Elisabeth Marseglia (a1) and Paul Mellars (a3)



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Cambridge Archaeological Journal
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