HOT Article: Measuring isotopes in ancient human teeth

A summary of strontium and oxygen isotope variation in archaeological human tooth enamel excavated from Britain

Evans et al., J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2012, Advance Article

In this HOT paper, Jane Evans from NERC Isotope Geosciences Laboratory, Nottingham, UK, and colleagues report strontium and oxygen isotope data from human tooth enamel excavated from Britain. The archaeological remains dated back 6000 years. Isotopic compositions of strontium and oxygen are used by archaeologists to determine the residential origins of our human ancestors, with the old saying ‘you are what you eat and drink’ proving quite accurate! Click through here to read their paper. It will be free to read for 2 weeks.

A summary of strontium and oxygen isotope variation in archaeological human tooth enamel excavated from Britain
J. A. Evans, C. A. Chenery and J. Montgomery
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2012, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C2JA10362A

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