Documenting the diet in ancient human populations through stable isotope analysis of hair
Journal/Book: Royal Soc London Biol Sci. 1999; 354(1379): 65-75.
Abstract: Fundamental to the understanding of human history is the ability to make interpretations based on artefacts and other remains which are used to gather information about an ancient population. Sequestered in the organic matrices of these remains can be information, for example, concerning incidence of disease, genetic defects and diet. Stable isotopic compositions, especially those made on isolates of collagen from bones, have been used to help suggest principal ological sites may represent a significant new approach for understanding ancient human communities.