Dr. Eric Bartelink of CSU – Chico guides us through an intro to stable isotope analysis, and how it can be used in forensic and historic or ancient contexts to understand how people migrated and what their diets were like. Dr. Bartelink highlights the importance of embracing a multi-disciplinary approach to advancing anthropology.
- What you can read to learn more:
- Bartelink EJ, Chesson LA. Recent applications of isotope analysis to forensic anthropology. Forensic Sci Res. 2019;4(1):29-44. Published 2019 Feb 17. doi:10.1080/20961790.2018.1549527
- Ed. Chesson LA, Carter JF. Food Forensics: Stable Isotopes as a Guide to Authenticity and Origin. Routledge: 2017.
- What he’s reading for work right now:
- Kelley RL. The Fifth Beginning: What Six Million Years of Human History Can Tell Us about Our Future. University of California Press: 2019.
- Marra JF. Hot Carbon: Carbon-14 and a Revolution in Science. Columbia University Press: 2019.
- What he’s consuming for fun: Dark, Netflix.