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Life and Times of Takabuti in Ancient EgyptInvestigating the Belfast Mummy$
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Rosalie David and Eileen Murphy

Print publication date: 2021

Print ISBN-13: 9781800348585

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2022

DOI: 10.3828/liverpool/9781800348585.001.0001

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Stable Isotopes and Takabuti’s Diet

Stable Isotopes and Takabuti’s Diet

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(p.86) Stable Isotopes and Takabuti’s Diet
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Life and Times of Takabuti in Ancient Egypt
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Jenefer Metcalfe

Paula Reimer

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781800348585.003.0015

Stable isotope analysis can be used to study the diet of ancient populations, as well as providing information about their health status and the climate and environment in which they lived (Katzenberg 2000). The isotopic study of bone samples can provide information about the long-term protein source of an individual’s diet, but hair provides a much more recent indicator. Any dietary change in the months immediately prior to death would be identified using this approach. Although the analysis cannot identify the precise cause of any variability, the reasons for dietary change can include factors such as illness, seasonal availability of food resources or movement between regions....

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