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By Stanley H. Ambrose, M. Anne Katzenberg

The research of human vitamin brings jointly researchers from different backgrounds starting from sleek human foodstuff and biochemistry to the geochemistry of fossilized bones and the teeth. The contributions to this quantity develop out of the Fourth complicated Seminar on Paleodiet and supply a discussion board for students with universal pursuits to speak about the newest advances and interpretations and chart destiny instructions for paleodietry examine.

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Carbon and nitrogen isotope values in human bone collagen from Preclassic Belize; Classic Belize (Pacbitun, Baking Pot, and Barton Ramie only); the Classic Peten (Uaxactun, Holmul, Seibal, Altar de Sacrificios, Seibal, Dos Pilas, Aguateca, Itzan); and Classic Honduras (Copan). indigenous animals and plants.

Indigenous animals and plants.

Differential preservation of specific amino acids can result in variation in stable isotope ratios (Hare et al. 1991). The purpose of the amino acid analysis was to determine whether this is a factor in any variation relative to age at death. R. Krouse. Collagen samples were combusted in a Carlo Erba gas analyser which provides information on the carbon and nitrogen content of the samples and introduces or gases into the mass spectrometer for analysis of nitrogen or carbon stable isotopes, respectively.

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