Migratory Patterns and Nutritional Health Analysis of the Hill Street Skeletons
In the late 1980's, three Euro-American skeletons were found during the construction of Hill Street in Riverton, Wyoming. Following a brief initial examination, the remains were catalogued and stored in the University of Wyoming Human Remains Repository. Recently, I was given access to the skeletons for bioarchaeological analysis, with the focus on stable isotope analysis of inorganic carbonates (δ13C and δ18O). Analysis of δ13C by mass spectrometry can provide information on an individual's overall diet, while examination of remains at the gross level can be telling of nutritional health. In ...
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