Table 1 THg of animal bone and soil samples.

From: Chronic mercury exposure in Late Neolithic/Chalcolithic populations in Portugal from the cultural use of cinnabar

Samples Element Weight (g) THg (μg/g)
Animal bones
 Pig (Sus sp.) metapodia shaft 0.0177 0.01
 Sheep/goat (Ovis/Capra sp.) distal right humerus 0.0335 0.01
 Pig (Sus sp.) metapodia shaft 0.0244 0.041
 Pig (Sus sp.) distal left humerus 0.034 0.01
Soil
 Pit 40, Level 294, Square 3 0.0123 3.42
 Profile wall, 30 cm depth 0.011 6.55
 Profile wall, 30 cm depth 0.011 8.77
 Surface, 1 cm depth, by Tomb I 0.0108 32.21
 Surface, 1 cm depth, by Tomb II 0.0125 0.11
 Soil attached to Sus sp. humerus 0.0057 5.78
 Soil inside human bone (Tomb II atrium) 0.016 26.5
 Soil inside human bone (Tomb II chamber) 0.013 67.6
  1. THg values in parts per million (μg/g).
  2. Species and skeletal element of animal bones and proveniences of soil samples from Perdigões are given with corresponding THg values in parts per million (μg/g).