Chapter 17. Provenancing People

  1. Dr Wolfram Meier-Augenstein1,2

Published Online: 30 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470688762.ch17

Stable Isotope Forensics: An Introduction to the Forensic Application of Stable Isotope Analysis

Stable Isotope Forensics: An Introduction to the Forensic Application of Stable Isotope Analysis

How to Cite

Meier-Augenstein, W. (2010) Provenancing People, in Stable Isotope Forensics: An Introduction to the Forensic Application of Stable Isotope Analysis, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470688762.ch17

Author Information

  1. 1

    Centre for Anatomy & Human Identification, University of Dundee, UK

  2. 2

    SCRI, Invergowrie, Dundee, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 MAR 2010
  2. Published Print: 19 MAR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470517055

Online ISBN: 9780470688762

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Keywords:

  • provenancing people - stable isotope profiling of human tissue;
  • availability of global databases - crucial ingredient for inferring geographic life histories;
  • stable isotope abundance variation in human tissue;
  • skull from the sea - conclusive information from forensic stable isotope analysis of human tissue;
  • hair and nail - record of diet and water

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Stable Isotope Abundance Variation in Human Tissue

  • The Skull from the Sea

  • A Human Life Recorded in Hair

  • Found in Newfoundland

  • The Case of ‘the Scissor Sisters’

  • Conclusions