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Multi-Element-Analysen zur Herkunftsbestimmung von Elfenbein und Absicherung von Isotopen-Analysen

Multi-element analyses for determining the origin of ivory and safeguarding of isotopic analyses

Analyses multi-éléments visant à déterminer l'origine de l'ivoire et protection des analyses-isotopes

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Zusammenfassung

Die Untersuchungen zeigen, daß es prinzipiell möglich ist, mittels Multi-Element-Analysen Elfenbein von unterschiedlichen Elefantenpopulationen verwechslungsfrei zu charakterisieren (Abb. 1–3, Tab. 1). Damit dürfte ein wichtiger Hinderungsgrund für die Erteilung von Ausnahmeregelungen bei der Vermarktung von Elfenbein entfallen.

Summary

The following investigations show that, by means of multi-element analyses, it is in principle possible to characterize without error different elephant populations (Fig. 1–3, Tab. 1). With this an important obstacle for issuing exceptional regulations for the marketing of ivory could be dropped.

Résumé

Les études réalisées montrent qu'en principe il est possible de caractériser, par des analyses multi-éléments, différentes populations d'éléphants sans risque de les confondre (Fig. 1–3, Tab. 1). De ce fait, une raison importante d'empêcher de délivrer des règlements d'exception pour le commerce de l'ivoire devrait disparaître.

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Kautenburger, R., Müller, P. Multi-Element-Analysen zur Herkunftsbestimmung von Elfenbein und Absicherung von Isotopen-Analysen. Zeitschrift für Jagdwissenschaft 43, 129–134 (1997). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02241423

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