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Assignment 2: Stable Isotope Report Due: November 1st at the start of class Select a type of stable isotope analysis that was either discussed in class or is typically used in archaeology. Examples include but are not limited to oxygen, strontium, nitrogen, and carbon (not carbon dating though). Write this report in basic language similar to that which you found in the popular press articles from assignment one. This report should be written for the non-specialist and should be easy for the reader to comprehend. It is important that the report makes it clear that you fully understand how the technique works and what are its applications. A paper copy is required for marking. Your report must include : -A brief history and background of the technique (who invented it, when, what was its first use in archaeology) -The science and math behind the technique -A short case-study, demonstrating its use in archaeology
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