Chapter 13. Stable Isotope Analysis: A Tool for Studying Past Diet, Demography, and Life History

  1. M. Anne Katzenberg Ph.D.1 and
  2. Shelley R. Saunders Ph.D.2
  1. M. Anne Katzenberg Ph.D.

Published Online: 9 AUG 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470245842.ch13

Biological Anthropology of the Human Skeleton, Second Edition

Biological Anthropology of the Human Skeleton, Second Edition

How to Cite

Katzenberg, M. A. (2008) Stable Isotope Analysis: A Tool for Studying Past Diet, Demography, and Life History, in Biological Anthropology of the Human Skeleton, Second Edition (eds M. A. Katzenberg and S. R. Saunders), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470245842.ch13

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Department of Archaeology, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada

  2. 2

    Department of Anthropology, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada

Author Information

  1. Department of Archaeology, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 AUG 2007
  2. Published Print: 21 MAR 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471793724

Online ISBN: 9780470245842

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Keywords:

  • birth spacing and population growth;
  • chemical variation in bones and teeth;
  • stable isotope analysis

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Application of Stable Isotope Analysis to Selected Problems in Skeletal Biology

  • Residence and Migration Studies

  • A Day Without Stable Isotopes: What has their Use Added to our Knowledge?

  • Acknowledgments

  • References