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Humans and Isotopes: Impacts and Tracers of Human Interactions with the Environment

  • Karl K. TurekianEmail author
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Part of the Advances in Isotope Geochemistry book series (ADISOTOPE)

Abstract

Radioactive, radiogenic and light stable isotopes have been useful adjuncts in addressing matters of concern to humans including human health, environmental tracers, radioactive geochronometry of the history of humans and forensic uses including reconstructing diets of the past.

Keywords

Decay Chain North Atlantic Deep Water Hominid Evolution National Research Council Report Iron Object 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Geology and GeophysicsYale UniversityNew HavenUSA

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