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The Resource Isotopic landscapes in bioarchaeology : proceedings of the International Workshop "A Critical Look at the Concept of Isotopic Landscapes and its Application in Future Bioarchaeological Research", Munich, October 13-15, 2014, edited by Gisela Grupe, George C. McGlynn, (electronic book)

Isotopic landscapes in bioarchaeology : proceedings of the International Workshop "A Critical Look at the Concept of Isotopic Landscapes and its Application in Future Bioarchaeological Research", Munich, October 13-15, 2014, edited by Gisela Grupe, George C. McGlynn, (electronic book)

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Isotopic landscapes in bioarchaeology : proceedings of the International Workshop "A Critical Look at the Concept of Isotopic Landscapes and its Application in Future Bioarchaeological Research", Munich, October 13-15, 2014
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Isotopic landscapes in bioarchaeology
Title remainder
proceedings of the International Workshop "A Critical Look at the Concept of Isotopic Landscapes and its Application in Future Bioarchaeological Research", Munich, October 13-15, 2014
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edited by Gisela Grupe, George C. McGlynn
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eng
Summary
This work takes a critical look at the current concept of isotopic landscapes ("isoscapes") in bioarchaeology and its application in future research. It specifically addresses the research potential of cremated finds, a somewhat neglected bioarchaeological substrate, resulting primarily from the inherent osteological challenges and complex mineralogy associated with it. In addition, for the first time data mining methods are applied. The chapters are the outcome of an international workshop sponsored by the German Science Foundation and the Centre of Advanced Studies at the Ludwig-Maximilian-University in Munich. Isotopic landscapes are indispensable tracers for the monitoring of the flow of matter through geo/ecological systems since they comprise existing temporally and spatially defined stable isotopic patterns found in geological and ecological samples. Analyses of stable isotopes of the elements nitrogen, carbon, oxygen, strontium, and lead are routinely utilized in bioarchaeology to reconstruct biodiversity, palaeodiet, palaeoecology, palaeoclimate, migration and trade. The interpretive power of stable isotopic ratios depends not only on firm, testable hypotheses, but most importantly on the cooperative networking of scientists from both natural and social sciences. Application of multi-isotopic tracers generates isotopic patterns with multiple dimensions, which accurately characterize a find, but can only be interpreted by use of modern data mining methods
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N$T
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930.1/0285
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
CC79.5.H85
LC item number
I86 2016eb
Literary form
non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • 1956-
  • 2014
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  • Grupe, Gisela
  • McGlynn, George
  • International Workshop "A Critical Look at the Concept of Isotopic Landscapes and Its Application in Future Bioarchaeological Research"
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  • Isotope geology
  • Human remains (Archaeology)
  • Cremation
  • Biomineralization
  • Archaeological chemistry
  • Geophysics in archaeology
  • Animal remains (Archaeology)
  • Bone
  • Prehistoric peoples
  • Archaeology
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specialized
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Isotopic landscapes in bioarchaeology : proceedings of the International Workshop "A Critical Look at the Concept of Isotopic Landscapes and its Application in Future Bioarchaeological Research", Munich, October 13-15, 2014, edited by Gisela Grupe, George C. McGlynn, (electronic book)
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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mixed
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Unanswered questions in the evolution of biomineralisation / Elizabeth M. Harper -- Part I. Cremations : anthropology, mineralogy, radiocarbon dating. Complexities of the ancient mortuary rite of cremation : an osteoarchaeological conundrum / Jacqueline I. McKinley ; Bones, rocks, and flames : mineralogy and petrology of slags and cremated bones from ritual immolation sites in Tyrol / Peter Tropper ; Radiocarbon dating of cremated bones : an overview / Mark Van Strydonck ; Mineralogic characterisation of archaeological bone / Wolfgang W. Schmahl, Balazs Kocsis, Anita Toncala, and Gisela Grupe -- Part II. Geological aspects of isotopic landscapes. Assessing the "local" 87Sr/86Sr ratio for humans / James H. Burton and Rachel Hahn ; Determination of geo-dependent bioavailable 87Sr/86Sr isotopic ratios for archaeological sites from the Inn Valley (Austria) : a model calculation / Frank Söllner, Anita Toncala, Stefan Hölzl, and Gisela Grupe ; Provenancing bronze : exclusion, inclusion, uniqueness, and Occam's razor / Igor M. Villa -- Part III. Ecological aspects of isotopic landscapes. Linking oxygen isotopes of animal-bone phosphate with altimetry : results from archaeological finds from a transect in the Alps / Christoph Mayr, Gisela Grupe, Anita Toncala, and Christina M. Lihl ; Oxygen and hydrogen stable isotopes in earth's hydrologic cycle / Robert van Geldern and Johannes A.C. Barth ; Toward an integrated isotope zooarchaeology / Cheryl A. Makarewicz -- Part IV. Processing multi-isotope signatures. Assigning elephant ivory with stable isotopes / Stefan Ziegler, Bruno Streit, and Dorrit E. Jacob ; Towards predicting places of origin from isotopic fingerprints : a case study on the mobility of people in the Central European Alps / Markus Mauder, Eirini Ntoutsi, Peer Kröger, and Hans-Peter Kriegel
Control code
SPR944445134
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 238 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783662483398
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-662-48339-8
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Isotopic landscapes in bioarchaeology : proceedings of the International Workshop "A Critical Look at the Concept of Isotopic Landscapes and its Application in Future Bioarchaeological Research", Munich, October 13-15, 2014, edited by Gisela Grupe, George C. McGlynn, (electronic book)
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Unanswered questions in the evolution of biomineralisation / Elizabeth M. Harper -- Part I. Cremations : anthropology, mineralogy, radiocarbon dating. Complexities of the ancient mortuary rite of cremation : an osteoarchaeological conundrum / Jacqueline I. McKinley ; Bones, rocks, and flames : mineralogy and petrology of slags and cremated bones from ritual immolation sites in Tyrol / Peter Tropper ; Radiocarbon dating of cremated bones : an overview / Mark Van Strydonck ; Mineralogic characterisation of archaeological bone / Wolfgang W. Schmahl, Balazs Kocsis, Anita Toncala, and Gisela Grupe -- Part II. Geological aspects of isotopic landscapes. Assessing the "local" 87Sr/86Sr ratio for humans / James H. Burton and Rachel Hahn ; Determination of geo-dependent bioavailable 87Sr/86Sr isotopic ratios for archaeological sites from the Inn Valley (Austria) : a model calculation / Frank Söllner, Anita Toncala, Stefan Hölzl, and Gisela Grupe ; Provenancing bronze : exclusion, inclusion, uniqueness, and Occam's razor / Igor M. Villa -- Part III. Ecological aspects of isotopic landscapes. Linking oxygen isotopes of animal-bone phosphate with altimetry : results from archaeological finds from a transect in the Alps / Christoph Mayr, Gisela Grupe, Anita Toncala, and Christina M. Lihl ; Oxygen and hydrogen stable isotopes in earth's hydrologic cycle / Robert van Geldern and Johannes A.C. Barth ; Toward an integrated isotope zooarchaeology / Cheryl A. Makarewicz -- Part IV. Processing multi-isotope signatures. Assigning elephant ivory with stable isotopes / Stefan Ziegler, Bruno Streit, and Dorrit E. Jacob ; Towards predicting places of origin from isotopic fingerprints : a case study on the mobility of people in the Central European Alps / Markus Mauder, Eirini Ntoutsi, Peer Kröger, and Hans-Peter Kriegel
Control code
SPR944445134
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 238 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783662483398
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-662-48339-8
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
remote

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