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  • 1 Kyoto University Research Reactor Institute Kumatori-cho, Senman-gun 590-04 Osaka Japan
  • | 2 Kyushu University Graduate School of Social and Cultural Studies 810 Fukuoka Japan
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Abstract  

Instrumental neutron activation analysis was applied to 80 samples from various African countries and 81 samples from the Kruger National Park in the Republic of South Africa. Twelve elements such as Br, Ca, Cl, Co, Cs, Fe, Mg, Mn, Na, Sc, Sr, and Zn, were determined in all samples. The factor scores of each sample were calculated from those elemental concentrations for the first and second factors to clarify the differences of samples from various African countries with those from Kruger Park. The results were compared with those by stable isotope analysis (13C and15N).