Small differences in the average weight of common elements occur naturally in the environment.
Isotope signatures are locked into our bones, teeth, and hair as they grow, reflecting the environment we live in.
When remains of service members are returned to the USA, this information can help establish their identity.
You can help
By filling a bottle or sending an eggshell, you can help us read these isotope signatures and make IDs.
Salt Lake City, USA
If you are interested in providing samples in support of the HIS_ID project please let us know where you are located and which of our sample types you could collect.