Journal of Anthropology / 2014 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

The Discolouration of Human Teeth from Archaeological Contexts: Elemental Analysis of a Black Tooth from a Roman Cranium Recovered from the River Witham, Lincoln, UK

Table 2

Elements detected in powdered tooth material by SEM-EDX.

ElementScan 1 (light tooth material)Scan 2 (dark tooth material)
Weight%Atomic%Weight%Atomic%

C16.2226.038.5715.04
O44.2053.2644.4858.64
Na0.340.290.400.37
Mg0.140.110.180.16
Al0.060.040.070.06
P11.697.2813.339.08
Cl0.140.070.150.09
Ca26.3212.6630.6016.10
Fe0.300.110.480.18
Cu0.310.090.280.09
Sn0.280.050.460.08
Pt0.990.11

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