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What can soil from archaeological digs tell us?
« on: 19/08/2013 17:16:51 »
New research suggests that the soil around ancient human remains has much to tell us about how those people died.

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Re: What can soil from archaeological digs tell us?
« Reply #1 on: 19/08/2013 19:04:34 »
Excellent point about minerals, especially, that would be in soft tissues.  What about lead?  If one thinks as the body being a container around the bones, perhaps one could even look at other "nutrient" minerals such as zinc, or even sodium.  Nitrogen?

I would assume most protein and DNA from soft tissues would get recycled a few times, but what else is there?
 

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