Bone Stable Isotope Studies in Archaeology

  title={Bone Stable Isotope Studies in Archaeology},
  author={Margaret J. Schoeninger and Katherine Moore},
Stable isotope ratios of carbon and nitrogen in bone have become increasingly frequent inclusions in archaeological reports over the past few decades. The majority of such studies has been done in North America, where the use of marine foods and the introduction of maize have been monitored. Similar questions have been addressed in Mesoamerica and South America. In Europe, stable isotope ratios have documented the shift from marine fishing and gathering to agriculture in coastal areas and the… CONTINUE READING
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