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Fourier transform Raman spectroscopy and archaeology: a preliminary study of human teeth
Author(s): Howell G.M. Edwards; Dennis W. Farwell; Charlotte A. Roberts; Adrian C. Williams
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Paper Abstract

The FT-Raman spectra of human bones and teeth in archaeological specimens dating to the 4th and 10th centuries AD from Romano-British and Anglo-Saxon burial sites in the U.K. have been recorded successfully using microscopic and remote sensing techniques. The samples exhibit fluorescence ascribed to mineral absorption from the grave soils but, nevertheless, good quality spectra are obtained. The versatility of the technique for non destructive sampling is demonstrated.

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Date Published: 31 January 1994
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 2089, 9th International Conference on Fourier Transform Spectroscopy, (31 January 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.166801
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Howell G.M. Edwards, Univ. of Bradford (United Kingdom)
Dennis W. Farwell, Univ. of Bradford (United Kingdom)
Charlotte A. Roberts, Univ. of Bradford (United Kingdom)
Adrian C. Williams, Univ. of Bradford (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2089:
9th International Conference on Fourier Transform Spectroscopy
John E. Bertie; Hal Wieser, Editor(s)

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