Biogeochemical Approaches to Paleodietary Analysis (Advances by Stanley H. Ambrose,M. Anne Katzenberg

By Stanley H. Ambrose,M. Anne Katzenberg

Thisvolume is the fifthi n the Advances in Archaeological and Museum technology sequence via the Society for Archaeological Sciences (SAS). the aim of this sequence is most sensible rovide summaries of advances in a number of issues in archaeometry, archaeological technological know-how, environmental archaeology, renovation expertise, and museumconservation. The SAS exists to motivate interdisciplinary collaboration among archaeologistsand colleaguesi n the common sciences. SAS participants are drawn from manydisciplinary fields. despite the fact that, theya ll proportion a standard trust that normal technology suggestions andmethods constitutea n crucial part of archaeological box and laboratory reports. xi Preface The research of human vitamin brings togetherr esearchers from assorted again grounds, starting from smooth human nutrients and biochemistry to the geo chemistry of fossilized bones and enamel. Human paleodiet examine, as studied during the chemical composition of bones and enamel, has been complex sig nificantlyi n the final 25 years, because the book ofearly paintings on hint ele ments (Brown 1973) ando n sturdy carbon isotopes (Vogel andv and er Merwe 1977, vand er Merwe and Vogel 1978). a massive discussion board forsuch p rogress has been the sequence of complicated Se minars on Pa leodiet, held each threey ears due to the fact that 1986. The contributions during this quantity a rose from the Fourth complicated Seminar on Paleodiet, which washeld in Banff, Alb erta in September of 1994. The complicated Seminars carry togethera small foreign crew of researchers attracted to enhancing and increasing thoughts fors tudying previous vitamin via bone chemistry.

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