Was He Murdered or Was He Not? Part II: Multi-Elemental Analyses of Hair and Bone Samples from Tycho Brahe and Histopathology of His Bones

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Was He Murdered or Was He Not? Part II : Multi-Elemental Analyses of Hair and Bone Samples from Tycho Brahe and Histopathology of His Bones. / Kucera, J.; Rasmussen, K. L.; Kamenik, J.; Kubesova, M.; Skytte, L.; Povysil, C.; Karpenko, V.; Havranek, V.; Veleminsky, P.; Lynnerup, N.; Bruzek, J.; Smolik, J.; Vellev, Jens.

In: Archaeometry, Vol. 59, No. 5, 10.2017, p. 918-933.

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Kucera, J, Rasmussen, KL, Kamenik, J, Kubesova, M, Skytte, L, Povysil, C, Karpenko, V, Havranek, V, Veleminsky, P, Lynnerup, N, Bruzek, J, Smolik, J & Vellev, J 2017, 'Was He Murdered or Was He Not? Part II: Multi-Elemental Analyses of Hair and Bone Samples from Tycho Brahe and Histopathology of His Bones', Archaeometry, vol. 59, no. 5, pp. 918-933. https://doi.org/10.1111/arcm.12284

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Kucera J, Rasmussen KL, Kamenik J, Kubesova M, Skytte L, Povysil C, Karpenko V, Havranek V, Veleminsky P, Lynnerup N, Bruzek J, Smolik J, Vellev J. 2017. Was He Murdered or Was He Not? Part II: Multi-Elemental Analyses of Hair and Bone Samples from Tycho Brahe and Histopathology of His Bones. Archaeometry. 59(5):918-933. https://doi.org/10.1111/arcm.12284

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Kucera, J. ; Rasmussen, K. L. ; Kamenik, J. ; Kubesova, M. ; Skytte, L. ; Povysil, C. ; Karpenko, V. ; Havranek, V. ; Veleminsky, P. ; Lynnerup, N. ; Bruzek, J. ; Smolik, J. ; Vellev, Jens. / Was He Murdered or Was He Not? Part II : Multi-Elemental Analyses of Hair and Bone Samples from Tycho Brahe and Histopathology of His Bones. In: Archaeometry. 2017 ; Vol. 59, No. 5. pp. 918-933.

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title = "Was He Murdered or Was He Not? Part II: Multi-Elemental Analyses of Hair and Bone Samples from Tycho Brahe and Histopathology of His Bones",
abstract = "Hair and bone samples procured from the remains of Tycho Brahe were analysed by several analytical techniques. In segmented hair samples, concentrations of Fe, As, Ag and Au at the tips exceeded values for the contemporary population; however, they decreased towards the hair bulbs, similarly to Hg, indicating that recent exposure that was discontinued similar to 2months prior to Brahe's death. Several other elements did not follow this pattern. Analyses of bones revealed signs of long-term exposure to Au, while many other elements were within expected ranges. Histopathological examination of bone sections yielded no signs of severe bone metabolic disorders.",
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AU - Kamenik, J.

AU - Kubesova, M.

AU - Skytte, L.

AU - Povysil, C.

AU - Karpenko, V.

AU - Havranek, V.

AU - Veleminsky, P.

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AU - Bruzek, J.

AU - Smolik, J.

AU - Vellev, Jens

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AB - Hair and bone samples procured from the remains of Tycho Brahe were analysed by several analytical techniques. In segmented hair samples, concentrations of Fe, As, Ag and Au at the tips exceeded values for the contemporary population; however, they decreased towards the hair bulbs, similarly to Hg, indicating that recent exposure that was discontinued similar to 2months prior to Brahe's death. Several other elements did not follow this pattern. Analyses of bones revealed signs of long-term exposure to Au, while many other elements were within expected ranges. Histopathological examination of bone sections yielded no signs of severe bone metabolic disorders.

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KW - bones

KW - trace elemental analysis

KW - time trends

KW - bone histopathology

KW - MEDIEVAL HUMAN BONES

KW - MERCURY

KW - DIAGENESIS

KW - FRANCESCO

KW - TURNOVER

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