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Analysis of stable carbon isotopes in ________ can provide information on ancient diet.

Rodney Fox

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Brandon Scott on November 19, 2018

The the answer is bone. A new technique of the observation of lines of Harris (between the diaphysis and the epiphyses of the long bones), by the use of the x-ray, bone is used to postulate ancient diet of the populations. This is especially used to determine periods of stress that is characterized by a poor diet (deficiencies) by comparing carbon and nitrogen isotope ratios

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