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Table 1 Results of the Hg measurements

From: Mercury in soil surrounding medieval human skeletons

Lab-no. KLR- Grave no. Age at death (y) Sex [Hg] ± 1σ (ng g-1) Soil samples (distance from bone in cm) [Hg] ± 1σ (ng g-1) Internal organs sampled [Hg] ± 1σ (ng g-1)
Ole Wormsgade, Horsens
7912 X1526 30-40 Female 89 ± 17 0 ± 19 Lung 368 ± 25
1 194 ± 32  
2 222 ± 31  
3 581 ± 30  
4 555 ± 30  
5 325 ± 30  
6 329 ± 32  
7 263 ± 31  
7914 X1574 35-45 Female 214 ± 15 0 405 ± 16 Kidney 924 ± 26
     0.5 314 ± 25 Lung (upper) 574 ± 22
     1 337 ± 25 Lung (lower) 593 ± 21
     1.5 304 ± 25   
     2 446 ± 28   
     3 367 ± 24   
     4 381 ± 25   
     5 236 ± 25   
     6 417 ± 25   
     7 313 ± 26   
     0 (v) 543 ± 26   
     1 (v) 393 ± 27   
     2 (v) 292 ± 26   
     3 (v) 206 ± 23   
7915 X1572 15+ n.d. 316 ± 17 0 238 ± 7   
1 99 ± 6   
2 84 ± 5   
3 83 ± 6   
4 123 ± 14   
5 60 ± 5   
6 101 ± 13   
7 78 ± 18   
8 129 ± 17   
9 67 ± 16   
10 64 ± 16   
0 (v) 156 ± 7   
7918 X1578 30-40 Male 124 ± 8 0 93 ± 11   
1 93 ± 6   
2 157 ± 13   
3 54 ± 4   
4 57 ± 4   
5 84 ± 5   
6 81 ± 5   
7 162 ± 13   
8 52 ± 4   
0 (v) 94 ± 22   
Lindegården, Ribe
7902 X1114 10-13 n.d. 354 ± 15 0 906 ± 58 Kidney (upper) 1109 ± 91
1 1073 ± 58 Kidney (lower) 1482 ± 94
2 1100 ± 57 Liver (upper) 2688 ± 120
3 1063 ± 54 Liver (lower) 1454 ± 93
4 1036 ± 57 Lung (upper) 1040 ± 92
5 902 ± 56 Lung (lower) 975 ± 93
6 693 ± 57   
7 675 ± 62   
8 616 ± 61   
9 711 ± 60   
7903 X1115 21-27 Male 225 ± 12 0 539 ± 97 Liver (upper) 508 ± 53
1 507 ± 28 Liver (lower) 481 ± 54
2 610 ± 28 Lung (upper) 441 ± 53
3 684 ± 99 Lung (lower) 557 ± 53
5 827 ± 92   
6 765 ± 90   
7 702 ± 94   
8 632 ± 94   
7904 X1117 14-17 Male 49 ± 2 0 660 ± 52 Kidney 1139 ± 67
1 448 ± 52 Liver 687 ± 74
2 808 ± 74 Lung (upper) 497 ± 75
3 362 ± 52 Lung (lower) 437 ± 77
5 418 ± 50   
6 488 ± 50   
7 207 ± 56   
9 127 ± 84   
10 160 ± 55   
  1. The uncertainties quoted are the combined ± 1 standard deviations calculated from a combination of the uncertainty from the calibration curve and the variation from three independent replicate measurements on the same solution. n.d. means not determined.