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Challenges and technological solutions to the identification of individuals in mass grave scenarios in the modern context
Gillian Fowler and Tim Thompson
and migration through changes in isotopic
ratios, and this can be used to suggest the status or geographical origin of the deceased. This has been used very successfully in archaeological mass graves, such as those in Britain49 and the USA.50 In
all of these examples it was possible to comment on the relationship
between the victims and those living in the local regions associated
with the mass graves. The second potential use is referred to as stable
isotope profiling. In this analysis, the ratios of a number of elements
are examined, not with a view to
Corpse-work in the prehistory of political boundaries
going there in the
mid-1990s. People had this to say then about the early era of coca/
cocaine prosperity. I refer to the late 1970s, when the drug trade first
animated the regional economy. Back then making money, lots of it,
was suddenly no longer difficult. And that made an impression on
local farmers, who were seeped in the wisdom and common sense
that simply getting by invariably demanded back-breaking labour.
The burgeoning drug economy sparked migration from all corners
and walks of life. Among those who arrived, from Lima some say,
was a clever, ruthless