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Non-Age-Related Variations in Aspartic Acid Racemization in Bone From a Radiocarbon-Dated Late Holocene Archaeological Site

  • R E Taylor (a1), P J Ennis (a1), P J Slota (a1) and L A Payen (a1)

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Wide variations in D/Lasp values are exhibited in a series of bone samples of assumed similar age associated with a suite of 14C determinations from stratified contexts in a late Holocene archaeological site. In this group of bone samples, major differences in D/Lasp ratios appear to be correlated primarily with variability in amino acid nitrogen content and Gly/Glu ratios.

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