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Environment and Diet

Abstract

This chapter deals with two important and related topics in archaeological investigations: the environment in which people lived, and the foods that they ate. The environment plays a major role in the diet that is available to human groups. This relationship is seen both in terms of the specific kinds of plants and animals that are available and in terms of changes in climate and resources over time that impact the human population.

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Carbon Isotope Tree Ring Nitrogen Isotope Tree Ring Width Carbon Isotope Ratio 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Laboratory for Archaeological ChemistryUniversity of Wisconsin-MadisonMadisonUSA

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