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|Title: ||Stable isotopic analysis of prehistoric human diet in the Mariana Islands, western Pacific|
|Authors: ||Pate, Frank Donald|
Craib, John L.
Heathcote, Gary M.
|Issue Date: ||Jun-2001|
|Publisher: ||Australian Archaeological Association|
|Citation: ||Pate, F.D. Craib, J.L. & Heathcote, G.M. 2001. Stable isotopic analysis of prehistoric human diet in the Mariana Islands, western Pacific. 'Australian Archaeology', no.52, 1-4.|
|Series/Report no.: ||Australian Archaeology Number 52|
|Abstract: ||Stable isotopic analyses of human and faunal bones provide a valuable means to differentiate marine and terrestrial food use in prehistoric tropical island environments (Keegan and DeNiro 1988; McGovern-Wilson and Quinn 1996; Ambrose et al. 1997). Because stable carbon and nitrogen isotope values in bone collagen are quantitatively related to the isotopic composition of ingested foods (Schoeninger and Moore 1992; Pate 1994), isotopic analyses of archaeological human bone may provide quantitative information about past diet that enhances qualitative data derived from artefacts and floral and faunal remains.|
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