Isotopic Determination of Seasonality in Diet and Death from Nubian Mummy Hair

@inproceedings{White1993IsotopicDO,
  title={Isotopic Determination of Seasonality in Diet and Death from Nubian Mummy Hair},
  author={Christine D. White},
  year={1993}
}
Abstract Sections of human hair from naturally desiccated Sudanese Nubian mummies representing X-Group (AD 350-550) and Christian (AD 550-1300) periods in the Wadi Halfa area have been analysed for their isotope ratios. Because the carbon in hair represents food intake over the growth period of this tissue, analysis comparing segments taken next to the scalp with those further along the shaft can indicate diet just prior to death as well as any recent shift in food consumption. Modern… CONTINUE READING

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