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Stable Carbon and Oxygen Isotope Analysis of Marmot Cheek Teeth from the Pit Locality

Robert S. Feranec

in Biodiversity Response to Climate Change in the Middle Pleistocene: The Porcupine Cave Fauna from Colorado

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520240827
eISBN:
9780520930858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520240827.003.0024
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter reports isotopic signatures of marmot tooth enamel from stratigraphically superposed levels in the Pit locality in hopes of refining correlations and assessing vegetational change as ... More


Cattle and Sheep Herding at Cheia, Romania, at the Turn of the Fifth Millennium cal BC: A View from Stable Isotope Analysis

Marie Balasse, Carlos Tornero, Stéphanie Bréhard, Joël Ughetto-Monfrin, Valentina Voinea, and Adrian Bǎlǎşescu

in Early Farmers: The View from Archaeology and Science

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780197265758
eISBN:
9780191771965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265758.003.0007
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

A stable isotope study was conducted on the zooarchaeological assemblage from Cheia, located on the Central Dobruja plateau, Romania, between the Danube and the Black Sea. Occupied at the turn of the ... More


Temporal Trends in Mobility and Subsistence Economy among the Tomb Builders of Umm an-Nar Island

Lesley A. Gregoricka

in Mortuary and Bioarchaeological Perspectives on Bronze Age Arabia

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781683400790
eISBN:
9781683401063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400790.003.0010
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

With the earliest recorded Umm an-Nar (2700–2000 BC) tombs, Umm an-Nar Island (UAE) offers insight into early strategies of human social organization in southeastern Arabia. The author used ... More


How to Calculate Isotope Ratios

James C. G. Walker

in Numerical Adventures with Geochemical Cycles

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195045208
eISBN:
9780197560020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195045208.003.0008
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Geochemistry

The calculation of isotope ratios requires special consideration because isotope ratios, unlike matter or energy, are not conserved. In this chapter I shall show how ... More


Climate change

Tony Hallam

in Catastrophes and Lesser Calamities: The causes of mass extinctions

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198524977
eISBN:
9780191916434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198524977.003.0010
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Historical Geology

Unlike the other factors that have been invoked to account for mass extinctions, climate change is manifest to us all, whether we travel from the tropics to the poles or experience the seasonal ... More


The Soft-Sediment Benthos in the Ecosystem

John S. Gray and Michael Elliott

in Ecology of Marine Sediments: From Science to Management

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198569015
eISBN:
9780191916717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198569015.003.0014
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Oceanography and Hydrology

The benthos does not, of course, live in isolation from other parts of the ecosystem. Here we consider the roles that the benthos plays in the system and how the complex interactions that are found ... More


Mortuary Evidence for Maya Political Resistance and Religious Syncretism in Colonial Belize

Ann L. W. Stodder and Ann M. Palkovich

in The Bioarchaeology of Individuals

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813038070
eISBN:
9780813043135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813038070.003.0005
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter presents the osteobiography of a young man who lived in what is now Belize during the time of Spanish colonial occupation, ca. A.D. 1520 to 1660). Along with another man, he was buried ... More


Introduction

Eelco J. Rohling

in The Climate Question: Natural Cycles, Human Impact, Future Outlook

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190910877
eISBN:
9780197559918
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190910877.003.0004
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Meteorology and Climatology

In 2015, the annual mean global atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) level surpassed 400 parts per million (ppm; Figure 1.1), and we know very well that this rise is caused by human activities (Figure ... More


Net Primary Production in the Shortgrass Steppe

William K. Lauenroth and Daniel G. Milchunas

in Ecology of the Shortgrass Steppe: A Long-Term Perspective

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195135824
eISBN:
9780197561638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195135824.003.0016
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Environmental Geography

Net primary production (NPP), the amount of carbon or energy fixed by green plants in excess of their respiratory needs, is the fundamental quantity upon which all heterotrophs and the ecosystem ... More


Functional Diversity of Benthic Assemblages

John S. Gray and Michael Elliott

in Ecology of Marine Sediments: From Science to Management

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198569015
eISBN:
9780191916717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198569015.003.0009
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Oceanography and Hydrology

Now that we have discussed how assemblages of marine soft sediments are structured, we need to consider functional aspects. There are a few main interrelationships that need to be discussed here— ... More


Pulling the strands together

Tony Hallam

in Catastrophes and Lesser Calamities: The causes of mass extinctions

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198524977
eISBN:
9780191916434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198524977.003.0012
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Historical Geology

In drawing together the various strands we first need to ask how catastrophic, as opposed to merely calamitous, the various mass-extinction events were. As was indicated in Chapter 3, there is no ... More


The Sediment and Related Environmental Factors

John S. Gray and Michael Elliott

in Ecology of Marine Sediments: From Science to Management

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198569015
eISBN:
9780191916717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198569015.003.0006
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Oceanography and Hydrology

Our next major question is, how can we characterize the sediment as a habitat for biota? Marine sediments range from coarse gravels in areas subjected to much wave and current action, to muds ... More


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