Radon and King Solomons Miners: Faynan Orefeild, Jordanian desert


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dc.contributor.author Grattan, John
dc.contributor.author Gilmore, Graeme
dc.contributor.author Gilbertson, D.
dc.contributor.author Pyatt, Brian
dc.contributor.author Hunt, Chris
dc.contributor.author McLaren, Sue
dc.contributor.author Phillips, Paul
dc.contributor.author Denman, Anthony
dc.date.accessioned 2006-08-10T08:57:44Z
dc.date.available 2006-08-10T08:57:44Z
dc.date.issued 2004
dc.identifier.citation Grattan , J , Gilmore , G , Gilbertson , D , Pyatt , B , Hunt , C , McLaren , S , Phillips , P & Denman , A 2004 , ' Radon and King Solomons Miners: Faynan Orefeild, Jordanian desert ' Science of the Total Environment , vol 319 , no. 1-3 , pp. 99-113 . , 10.1016/S0048-9697(03)00442-X en
dc.identifier.issn 0048-9697
dc.identifier.other PURE: 70470
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/235
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/235
dc.identifier.uri http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/00489697 en
dc.description Grattan, J. Gilmore, G. Gilbertson, D. Pyatt, F.B. HUnt, C. McLaren, S. Phillips, P. Denman, A. Radon and King Solomons Miners: Paynan Orefield, Jordanian Desert. The Science of the Total Environment. 2004 319 pp 99-113 en
dc.description.abstract Concentrations of Rn were measured in ancient copper mines which exploited the Faynan Orefield in the South- Western Jordanian Desert.The concentrations of radon gas detected indicate that the ancient metal workers would have been exposed to a significant health risk and indicate that any future attempt to exploit the copper ores must deal with the hazard identified.Seasonal variations in radon concentrations are noted and these are linked to the ventilation of the mines.These modern data are used to explore the differential exposure to radon and the health of ancient mining communities. en
dc.format.extent 15 en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Science of the Total Environment en
dc.title Radon and King Solomons Miners: Faynan Orefeild, Jordanian desert en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.publicationtype Article (Journal) en
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0048-9697(03)00442-X
dc.contributor.institution Registry en
dc.contributor.institution Institute of Geography & Earth Sciences en
dc.contributor.institution Quaternary Environmental Change Group en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en

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