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amino-acid racemization

Overview page. Subjects: Chemistry — Archaeology.

[Te]

A biological dating method used on human and animal bone and carbonate shells. Within living organisms amino acids are molecularly structured in what is known as the L‐isomer...

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crucible

Overview page. Subjects: Chemistry — Archaeology.

A dish or other vessel in which substances can be heated to a high temperature. See also Gooch crucible.

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lapis lazuli

Overview page. Subjects: Chemistry — Archaeology.

[Ma]

A kind of semi‐precious stone with an intense blue colour sometimes flecked with gold. The main source used in the ancient world was in the mountains of Badakhshan, northern...

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