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Kyle,

Thanks for the suggestions. While I've already read a couple of the 
authors you mention, a few are definitely new to me, and I'll give them 
a try.

Thanks again,
Anastasia

Kyle Brudvik wrote:
> Anastasia,
> 
> Check refs by Stan Amrose, Paul Koch, Margaret Schoeninger, the Utah
> group, and the South African group.  Lots of work with animal models like
> mice and large mammals.  It's really an expansive literature, but these
> are probably the best places to start learning more.
> 
> Cheers,
> Kyle
> 
> 
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>> I'm a doctoral student in physical anthropology, and my dissertation topic
>> will involve stable isotope analysis and the human skeleton. I am
>> considering examining the variation in isotopic signatures at different
>> locations within the skeleton, or possibly analyzing bone/teeth/hair/nails
>> for isotopic signatures as indicators of geographic origin or most recent
>> area of residence. One of the preliminary questions I am trying to answer
>> is
>> how does the isotope, once consumed in the form of food/drinking water,
>> eventually become deposited in bone? I have reviewed biology textbooks,
>> isotope textbooks, several articles, and performed numerous online
>> searches,
>> but have been unable to find specific information on the mechanism/pathway
>> responsible for the incorporation of these isotopes into bone. I'd like to
>> be able to describe, in detail, what happens to these isotopes once they
>> enter the body and how they make it into bone. Do you have any suggestions
>> on where I might look to find the answer? Thanks so much!
>>