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Diagenesis of archaeological bone and tooth. / Kendall, Christopher; Eriksen, Anne Marie Høier; Kontopoulos, Ioannis; Collins, Matthew J.; Turner-Walker, Gordon.

In: Palaeogeography palaeoclimatology palaeoecology, Vol. 491, 01.02.2018, p. 21-37.

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Kendall, C, Eriksen, AMH, Kontopoulos, I, Collins, MJ & Turner-Walker, G 2018, 'Diagenesis of archaeological bone and tooth', Palaeogeography palaeoclimatology palaeoecology, vol. 491, pp. 21-37. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.palaeo.2017.11.041

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Kendall, C., Eriksen, A. M. H., Kontopoulos, I., Collins, M. J., & Turner-Walker, G. (2018). Diagenesis of archaeological bone and tooth. Palaeogeography palaeoclimatology palaeoecology, 491, 21-37. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.palaeo.2017.11.041

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Kendall C, Eriksen AMH, Kontopoulos I, Collins MJ, Turner-Walker G. Diagenesis of archaeological bone and tooth. Palaeogeography palaeoclimatology palaeoecology. 2018 Feb 1;491:21-37. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.palaeo.2017.11.041

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Kendall, Christopher ; Eriksen, Anne Marie Høier ; Kontopoulos, Ioannis ; Collins, Matthew J. ; Turner-Walker, Gordon. / Diagenesis of archaeological bone and tooth. In: Palaeogeography palaeoclimatology palaeoecology. 2018 ; Vol. 491. pp. 21-37.

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