Easter Islanders didn’t eat much seafood
Published on October 4th, 2013 | by Admin0
To determine the diet of its past inhabitants, researchers analyzed the nitrogen and carbon isotopes, or atoms of an element with different numbers of neutrons, from the teeth (specifically the dentin) of 41 individuals whose skeletons had been previously excavated on the island. To get an idea of what the islanders ate before dying, the researchers then compared the isotope values with those of animal bones excavated from the island.
Story: Owen Jarus, LiveScience | Photo: Amy Commendador