'Death...more desirable than life'? The human skeletal record and toxicological implications of ancient copper mining and smelting in Wadi Faynan, southwestern Jordan

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dc.contributor.author Grattan, John
dc.contributor.author Huxley, Steven
dc.contributor.author Karaki, Lotus Abu
dc.contributor.author Toland, Harry
dc.contributor.author Gilbertson, David
dc.contributor.author Pyatt, Brian
dc.contributor.author Saad, Ziad Al
dc.date.accessioned 2006-08-09T15:12:05Z
dc.date.available 2006-08-09T15:12:05Z
dc.date.issued 2002-07-01
dc.identifier.citation Grattan , J , Huxley , S , Karaki , L A , Toland , H , Gilbertson , D , Pyatt , B & Saad , Z A 2002 , ' 'Death...more desirable than life'? The human skeletal record and toxicological implications of ancient copper mining and smelting in Wadi Faynan, southwestern Jordan ' Toxicology and Industrial Health , vol 18 , no. 6 , pp. 297-307 . , 10.1191/0748233702th153oa en
dc.identifier.issn 0748-2337
dc.identifier.other PURE: 70338
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/233
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/233
dc.identifier.uri http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/sage/tih en
dc.description Grattan, J., Huxley, S., Karaki, L. A., Toland, H., Gilbertson, D., Pyatt, B., Saad, Z. A. (2002). 'Death . . . more desirable than life'? The human skeletal record and toxicological implications of ancient copper mining and smelting in Wadi Faynan, southwestern Jordan. Toxicology and Industrial Health, 18 (6), 297-307. en
dc.description.abstract Skeletal material from 36 people, dating from the early Christian era, who lived by or worked in the notorious Roman copper mines of Phaeno, were analysed to determine their exposure to copper and lead. We demonstrate that many of the bones analysed had a substantially higher concentration of these cations than modern individuals exposed to metals through industrial processes. Health, toxicological and environmental implications of these data are reviewed. en
dc.format.extent 11 en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Toxicology and Industrial Health en
dc.subject ancient industry en
dc.subject ancient pollution en
dc.subject copper en
dc.subject human bone en
dc.subject lead en
dc.subject smelting en
dc.title 'Death...more desirable than life'? The human skeletal record and toxicological implications of ancient copper mining and smelting in Wadi Faynan, southwestern Jordan en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.publicationtype Article (Journal) en
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1191/0748233702th153oa
dc.contributor.institution Registry en
dc.contributor.institution Institute of Geography & Earth Sciences en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en


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