Macronutrient-based model for dietary carbon routing in bone collagen and bioapatite

@article{Fernandes2012MacronutrientbasedMF,
  title={Macronutrient-based model for dietary carbon routing in bone collagen and bioapatite},
  author={Ricardo J. Fernandes and Marie Josee Nadeau and Pieter Meiert Grootes},
  journal={Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences},
  year={2012},
  volume={4},
  pages={291-301}
}
Carbon stable isotope ratios (δ13C), measured in human bone collagen (δ13Ccollagen) and bioapatite (δ13Cbioapatite), are commonly used indicators in ancient human diet reconstruction. The underlying assumption is that human tissues broadly reflect the δ13C signal of dietary food sources (δ13Cdiet) plus an isotopic offset. However, interpretation of results may be confounded by the differentiated routing of macronutrients (energy, that is carbohydrates and lipids, and protein) having associated… Expand

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