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Strontium: It Knows Where You've Been

Key Facts In This Video

  1. Measuring the amount of strontium in ancient skeletons helps anthropologists learn about their lives. 00:33

  2. Most strontium doesn't start out as strontium, but rather is the product of when rubidium decays. 01:14

  3. When your body makes new teeth throughout childhood, it will sometimes incorporate strontium instead of calcium. 01:55