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Stable Isotopes and Radiocarbon

Thomas S. Bianchi and Elizabeth A. Canuel

in Chemical Biomarkers in Aquatic Ecosystems

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691134147
eISBN:
9781400839100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691134147.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter discusses the basic principles surrounding the application of stable isotopes in natural ecosystems, which are based on variations in the relative abundance of lighter isotopes from ... More


Stable Isotope Geochemistry of Bonebed Fossils: Reconstructing Paleoenvironments, Paleoecology, and Paleobiology

Henry Fricke

in Bonebeds: Genesis, Analysis, and Paleobiological Significance

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226723709
eISBN:
9780226723730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226723730.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The tissues of living animals contain carbon, oxygen, and nitrogen, which are sourced from the food, water, and air that animals ingest and respire. This linkage holds true for vertebrate hardparts ... More


Stable Carbon and Oxygen Isotopes in East African Mammals: Modern and Fossil

Thure E. Cerling, John M. Harris, Meave G. Leakey, Benjamin H. Passey, and Naomi E. Levin

in Cenozoic Mammals of Africa

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520257214
eISBN:
9780520945425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257214.003.0048
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Stable isotopes have become an important tool to study diets and behavior of fossil mammals, but the path to acceptance has been long and arduous. Phosphate studies apply only to oxygen isotopes and ... More


Dietary Histories: Tracing Food Consumption Practices from Childhood through Adulthood Using Stable Isotope Analysis

Melanie J. Miller, Sabrina C. Agarwal, and Carl H. Langebaek

in Children and Childhood in Bioarchaeology

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780813056807
eISBN:
9780813053653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056807.003.0009
Subject:
Archaeology, Archaeological Methodology and Techniques

Chapter 8 reviews some of the stable isotope analysis studies of human skeletal remains that have taken a life course approach to understand childhood dietary practices in relation to adult dietary ... More


Approaches and Techniques

J. Eduardo P. W. Bicudo, William A. Buttemer, Mark A. Chappell, James T. Pearson, and Claus Bech

in Ecological and Environmental Physiology of Birds

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199228447
eISBN:
9780191711305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199228447.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

The emergence of new techniques, methods, and analytical approaches is hard to predict. Research on avian biology has greatly benefitted from technical advances (for example tracking technology), and ... More


Framing Farming: A Multi-stranded Approach to Early Agricultural Practice in Europe

Amy Bogaard

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/9780197265758.003.0010
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter considers how the integration of different methodological approaches to crop growing conditions—stable isotope analysis of crop remains and ecological analysis of associated weeds—can ... More


Biographical Bodies: Flesh and Food at Çatalhöyük

Jessica Pearson and Lynn Meskell

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/9780197265758.003.0013
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

The authors attempt a reconciliation of apparently disparate evidence types relating to the body at Çatalhöyük, Turkey (7400–6000 cal BC): palaeodietary reconstruction through stable carbon and ... More


Life and Death of a Mother and Child in Nineteenth-Century Ontario, Canada

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/9780813038070.003.0014
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter presents the osteobiography of a young mother and infant pair from the Harvie Cemetery, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. Stable isotope analysis of carbon and nitrogen along with ... More


Migration in Odonata: a case study of Anax junius

Michael L. May and John H. Matthews

in Dragonflies and Damselflies: Model Organisms for Ecological and Evolutionary Research

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199230693
eISBN:
9780191710889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230693.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Animal Biology

Migration by Odonata may illuminate patterns and evolution of insect migration in general. As aquatic/aerial carnivores dragonflies differ from most migratory insects, and because they are large and ... More


Food for Thought: Isotopic Evidence for Dietary and Weaning Practices in a Byzantine Urban Monastery in Jerusalem

Lesley A. Gregoricka and Susan G. Sheridan

in Bioarchaeology and Behavior: The People of the Ancient Near East

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813042299
eISBN:
9780813043449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813042299.003.0007
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

Stable carbon and nitrogen isotopes from skeletal remains were utilized in reconstructing dietary and weaning practices for the adults (n=54) and children (n=56) interred at St. Stephen's monastery ... More


Measuring Field Metabolic Rates

John R. B. Lighton

in Measuring Metabolic Rates: A Manual for Scientists

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195310610
eISBN:
9780199871414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310610.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Biotechnology

This chapter describes various techniques for measuring metabolic rates of unrestrained organisms in the field. These include stable isotope techniques, which allow the accurate measurement of the ... More


Use of Stable Isotope Analysis to Reveal Relationships between Diet and Tooth Ablation Types in Jomon Period Japan

Soichiro Kusaka

in A World View of Bioculturally Modified Teeth

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813054834
eISBN:
9780813053325
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054834.003.0010
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter discusses the practice of ritual tooth ablation in Japan in relation to diet and migration. Ablation was practiced extensively among hunter-gatherers, and the tradition typically ... More


Isotope Geochemistry

Thomas S. Bianchi

in Biogeochemistry of Estuaries

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195160826
eISBN:
9780197562048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195160826.003.0015
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Geochemistry

There is a broad spectrum (approximately 1700) of radioactive isotopes (or radionuclides) that are useful tools for measuring rates of processes on Earth. The term nuclide is commonly used ... More


Applying isotopic clocks to identify prior migration patterns and critical habitats in mobile marine predators

Daniel J. Madigan, Oliver N. Shipley, and Nigel E. Hussey

in Conservation Physiology: Applications for Wildlife Conservation and Management

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198843610
eISBN:
9780191879401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198843610.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology, Ecology

Large-scale migrations present challenges to management of exploited or at-risk marine species. Our understanding of predator movements has greatly improved, but data are often inadequate to ... More


Biocultural Influences of Total versus Exclusive Breastfeeding: Stable Isotope Evidence of European and Asian Trends for the Last 10,000 Years

Jessica Pearson

in Children and Childhood in Bioarchaeology

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780813056807
eISBN:
9780813053653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056807.003.0003
Subject:
Archaeology, Archaeological Methodology and Techniques

In chapter 2, Pearson uses stable isotope data from Europe and Asia to construct breastfeeding and weaning trends of the past 10,000 years. Human breastfeeding is a complex process that is ... More


Isotopes, Migration, and Sex: Investigating the Mobility of the Frontier Inhabitants of Roman Egypt

Amanda T. Groff and Tosha L. Dupras

in Bioarchaeology of Frontiers and Borderlands

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781683400844
eISBN:
9781683401209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400844.003.0005
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

The Egyptian oases were dynamic borderlands where culture, economic practices, and politics diverged from the Nile Valley. The cultural identities of the individuals inhabiting these frontiers during ... More


Substitution of species, techniques and symbols at the Mesolithic-Neolithic transition in Western Europe

Anne Tresset and Jean-Denis Vigne

in Going Over: The Mesolithic-Neolithic Transition in North-West Europe

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264140
eISBN:
9780191734489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264140.003.0010
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

It is often assumed that the dissemination of the Neolithic way of life, which originated in the Near East, took a more complex turn when arriving in the western part of Europe. This may be partly ... More


Pathways

Angela N. H. Creager

in Life Atomic: A History of Radioisotopes in Science and Medicine

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226017808
eISBN:
9780226017945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226017945.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter follows radioisotopes into the laboratories of biochemists and molecular biologists, where they illuminated metabolic pathways and genetic transmission. Early isotope labelling ... More


Stable Isotopes

Matthieu Roy-Barman and Catherine Jeandel

in Marine Geochemistry: Ocean Circulation, Carbon Cycle and Climate Change

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198787495
eISBN:
9780191829604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198787495.003.0003
Subject:
Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics

Stable isotopes provide traceability throughout the ocean. The isotopes of a given chemical element have the same electronic structure and the same chemical behavior but slightly different weights. ... More


Herding Practices in the Ditched Villages of the Neolithic Tavoliere (Apulia, South-east Italy): A Vicious Circle? The Isotopic Evidence

Mary Anne Tafuri, John Robb, Maria Giovanna Belcastro, Valentina Mariotti, Paola Iacumin, Antonietta Di Matteo, and Tamsin O’Connell

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/9780197265758.003.0008
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

In the Apulian Tavoliere (Italy), a large plain south of the Gargano promontory, early and middle Neolithic villages (c.6000–5000 BC) are characterised by circular ditches, which enclose dwellings ... More


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