Temporal trends in stable isotopes for Nubian mummy tissues.

  title={Temporal trends in stable isotopes for Nubian mummy tissues.},
  author={C D White and Henry P. Schwarcz},
  journal={American journal of physical anthropology},
  volume={93 2},
From Meroitic to Christian times (350 B.C.-A.D. 1400), Sudanese Nubia experienced political, economic, cultural, and environmental upheaval. Change in any one of these aspects of ancient lifeways can affect subsistence. Dietary patterns from this period are reconstructed by measuring stable carbon and nitrogen isotope ratios in tissue samples from 146 mummies excavated from five sites in the Wadi Halfa area. On average, delta 13C values of bone collagen, muscle, and skin indicate high… CONTINUE READING

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