Quantitative determinations of manganese, iron, copper, zinc and strontium in Ancient Egyptian hair samples were performed by tube-excited energy-dispersive X-ray fluorescence. The hair washing procedure was tested by scanning electron microscopy. A comparison was made between the obtained trace-element concentrations and the corresponding literature data. Particularly different concentration sequences of the examined elements were noted. In modern hair the decreasing order was zinc, iron, copper, strontium and manganese; in Ancient Peruvian hair it was iron, zinc, manganese, strontium and copper; in this work it resulted as iron, zinc, manganese, copper and strontium.

Trace-element analysis of Egyptian mummy hair by x-ray fluorescence spectrometry

MARIGO, ANTONIO;
1982

Abstract

Quantitative determinations of manganese, iron, copper, zinc and strontium in Ancient Egyptian hair samples were performed by tube-excited energy-dispersive X-ray fluorescence. The hair washing procedure was tested by scanning electron microscopy. A comparison was made between the obtained trace-element concentrations and the corresponding literature data. Particularly different concentration sequences of the examined elements were noted. In modern hair the decreasing order was zinc, iron, copper, strontium and manganese; in Ancient Peruvian hair it was iron, zinc, manganese, strontium and copper; in this work it resulted as iron, zinc, manganese, copper and strontium.
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