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By Stanley H. Ambrose,M. Anne Katzenberg

Thisvolume is the fifthi n the Advances in Archaeological and Museum technological know-how sequence by means of the Society for Archaeological Sciences (SAS). the aim of this sequence is best rovide summaries of advances in quite a few subject matters in archaeometry, archaeological technological know-how, environmental archaeology, maintenance expertise, and museumconservation. The SAS exists to inspire interdisciplinary collaboration among archaeologistsand colleaguesi n the common sciences. SAS participants are drawn from manydisciplinary fields. in spite of the fact that, theya ll proportion a standard trust that normal technological know-how options andmethods constitutea n crucial section of archaeological box and laboratory stories. xi Preface The examine of human nutrition brings togetherr esearchers from diversified again grounds, starting from glossy human meals and biochemistry to the geo chemistry of fossilized bones and enamel. Human paleodiet learn, as studied throughout the chemical composition of bones and enamel, has been complicated sig nificantlyi n the final 25 years, because the booklet ofearly paintings on hint ele ments (Brown 1973) ando n solid carbon isotopes (Vogel andv and er Merwe 1977, vand er Merwe and Vogel 1978). a tremendous discussion board forsuch p rogress has been the sequence of complicated Se minars on Pa leodiet, held each threey ears considering 1986. The contributions during this quantity a rose from the Fourth complicated Seminar on Paleodiet, which washeld in Banff, Alb erta in September of 1994. The complicated Seminars carry togethera small foreign team of researchers drawn to bettering and increasing ideas fors tudying earlier vitamin via bone chemistry.

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