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Title: Animal bones as a source of Calcium for Mesolitic man

Subtitle:

Przegląd Archeologiczny T. 45 (1997)

Publisher:

Instytut Archeologii i Etnologii Polskiej Akademii Nauk

Place of publishing:

Wrocław

Description:

ill. ; 29 cm

Abstract:

Animal bone remains in most Mesolithic sites on the terrain of Poland are very often highly fragmented and burned. It seems that after having been burned they were ground or pulverised. Such state of bones suggests that Mesolithic man produced bone powder, which might have been consumed in order to supplement calcium level in diet. Calcium contents in water and nutritive products achievable in Mesolithic period was too low to cover the demand of the organism for this element. In medicine and veterinary there are also examples for use of untypical sources of calcium. From a general evaluation of a state of Mesolithic bone remains and probable calcium deficiency in diet we hypothesise that for Mesolithic man animal bones were a supplementary source of calcium

Relation:

Przegląd Archeologiczny

Volume:

45

Start page:

25

End page:

32

Format:

application/pdf

Resource Identifier:

oai:rcin.org.pl:60030 ; oai:rcin.org.pl:60030 ; 0079-7138

Source:

IAiE PAN, call no. P III 149 ; IAiE PAN, call no. P III 272 ; IAiE PAN, call no. P III 353 ; click here to follow the link

Language:

eng

Rights:

Rights Reserved - Free Access

Terms of use:

Copyright-protected material. May be used within the limits of statutory user freedoms

Digitizing institution:

Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Original in:

Library of the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Projects co-financed by:

Ministry of Science and Higher Education ; Activities popularizing science (DUN)

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