Stable isotope analyses helps to tell the Sutherland story

04 November 2019 | Video Shadley Schroeder. Journalist Carla Bernardo. Video Editor Matthew Daniels/JP Moodie.

Professor Judith Sealy, from the Department of Archaeology at the University of Cape Town, reflects on her role in the Sutherland reburial and restitution process. Her team was responsible for the chemical analyses process, specifically the stable isotope analyses. By analysing the bones, teeth, soil and other archaeological materials her team was able to understand the diets that people followed, and the environments they lived in.


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