The calcium isotope ratios (δ44/42Ca) of bones from humans and fauna from three archaeological sites, Taforalt, Abu Hureyra, and Danebury, are evaluated in order to assess whether calcium isotope ratios of bones can be used to detect dairy consumption by adult humans. At each site the fauna δ44/42Ca is the same regardless of species, while the humans have lower δ44/42Ca than the local animals by 0.24-0.41‰ (site means). However we cannot ascribe this differenc...Expand abstract
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Calcium isotopes in archaeological bones and their relationship to dairy consumption
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