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Amino acid racemization dating of fossil bones, I. inter-laboratory comparison of racemization measurements

Earth and Planetary Science Letters

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Abstract

Enantiomeric measurements for aspartic acid, glutamic acid, and alanine in twenty-one different fossil bone samples have been carried out by three different laboratories using different analytical methods. These inter-laboratory comparisons demonstrate that D/L aspartic acid measurements are highly reproducible, whereas the enantiomeric measurements for the other amino acids show a wide variation between the three laboratories. At present, aspartic acid measurements are the most suitable for racemization dating of bone because of their superior analytical precision. ?? 1979.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Amino acid racemization dating of fossil bones, I. inter-laboratory comparison of racemization measurements
Series title:
Earth and Planetary Science Letters
Volume
43
Issue:
2
Year Published:
1979
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Earth and Planetary Science Letters
First page:
265
Last page:
268
Number of Pages:
4