Stable isotopes as a fingerprint of human behaviour : analysis of human archaeological cremains : problems and perspectives

2010
book section
article
dc.abstract.enOne of the basic methods used in investigating migration processes is the analysis of stable oxygen and strontium isotopes. This method was introduced to archaeo- -anthropological studies from zoological research, who first applied it to tracing animal migrations. Stable isotope analyses in origin and migration studies are based on the premise that the isotope ratios in osteological material almost precisely reflect the isotope composition of the environment (water and soil) inhabited by the group. If the bone material of a given individual reveals any departure from oxygen and strontium isotope ratio relative to the local level, it is possible to speak of its allochthonic origin. In addition, the discrepancy between the isotope ratio in bone tissue and tooth enamel allows us to isolate from the group individuals who had spent childhood in a place different from where the remains were found. Isotope studies using cremated remains are still a largely unexplored field. The fact that high temperature causes changes in the isotopic composition of the bone tissue unconditionally excludes incinerated bone material from such analyses. This problem has only recently been addressed once again and more and more works, usually model studies, attempt to explain how heat and duration of the incineration affect final concentrations of stable isotopes in bones, which may result in designing a standardised method for analysing stable isotopes in cremated material, e.g. from the Bronze Age cemeteries, in the future.pl
dc.affiliationWydział Biologii i Nauk o Ziemipl
dc.contributor.authorCienkosz-Stepańczak, Beata - 104537 pl
dc.contributor.authorSzostek, Krzysztof - 132252 pl
dc.contributor.editorDzięgielewski, Karol - 127863 pl
dc.contributor.editorPrzybyła, Marcin - 162019 pl
dc.contributor.editorGawlik, Anna - 128027 pl
dc.date.accessioned2021-03-12T09:50:06Z
dc.date.available2021-03-12T09:50:06Z
dc.date.issued2010pl
dc.date.openaccess108
dc.description.accesstimepo opublikowaniu
dc.description.additionalBibliogr. s. 214-218. Streszcz. w j. pol.pl
dc.description.physical197-218pl
dc.description.seriesPrace Archeologiczne
dc.description.seriesnumberno. 63
dc.description.versionostateczna wersja wydawcy
dc.identifier.isbn83-7638-043-5pl
dc.identifier.isbn978-83-7638-043-8pl
dc.identifier.projectROD UJ / OSpl
dc.identifier.urihttps://ruj.uj.edu.pl/xmlui/handle/item/267223
dc.languageengpl
dc.language.containerengpl
dc.pubinfoKraków : Księgarnia Akademickapl
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dc.share.typeotwarte repozytorium
dc.subject.enstable isotopespl
dc.subject.enmigrationpl
dc.subject.endietpl
dc.subject.encremationpl
dc.subtypeArticlepl
dc.titleStable isotopes as a fingerprint of human behaviour : analysis of human archaeological cremains : problems and perspectivespl
dc.title.containerMigrations in Bronze and Early Iron Age Europepl
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dc.abstract.enpl
One of the basic methods used in investigating migration processes is the analysis of stable oxygen and strontium isotopes. This method was introduced to archaeo- -anthropological studies from zoological research, who first applied it to tracing animal migrations. Stable isotope analyses in origin and migration studies are based on the premise that the isotope ratios in osteological material almost precisely reflect the isotope composition of the environment (water and soil) inhabited by the group. If the bone material of a given individual reveals any departure from oxygen and strontium isotope ratio relative to the local level, it is possible to speak of its allochthonic origin. In addition, the discrepancy between the isotope ratio in bone tissue and tooth enamel allows us to isolate from the group individuals who had spent childhood in a place different from where the remains were found. Isotope studies using cremated remains are still a largely unexplored field. The fact that high temperature causes changes in the isotopic composition of the bone tissue unconditionally excludes incinerated bone material from such analyses. This problem has only recently been addressed once again and more and more works, usually model studies, attempt to explain how heat and duration of the incineration affect final concentrations of stable isotopes in bones, which may result in designing a standardised method for analysing stable isotopes in cremated material, e.g. from the Bronze Age cemeteries, in the future.
dc.affiliationpl
Wydział Biologii i Nauk o Ziemi
dc.contributor.authorpl
Cienkosz-Stepańczak, Beata - 104537
dc.contributor.authorpl
Szostek, Krzysztof - 132252
dc.contributor.editorpl
Dzięgielewski, Karol - 127863
dc.contributor.editorpl
Przybyła, Marcin - 162019
dc.contributor.editorpl
Gawlik, Anna - 128027
dc.date.accessioned
2021-03-12T09:50:06Z
dc.date.available
2021-03-12T09:50:06Z
dc.date.issuedpl
2010
dc.date.openaccess
108
dc.description.accesstime
po opublikowaniu
dc.description.additionalpl
Bibliogr. s. 214-218. Streszcz. w j. pol.
dc.description.physicalpl
197-218
dc.description.series
Prace Archeologiczne
dc.description.seriesnumber
no. 63
dc.description.version
ostateczna wersja wydawcy
dc.identifier.isbnpl
83-7638-043-5
dc.identifier.isbnpl
978-83-7638-043-8
dc.identifier.projectpl
ROD UJ / OS
dc.identifier.uri
https://ruj.uj.edu.pl/xmlui/handle/item/267223
dc.languagepl
eng
dc.language.containerpl
eng
dc.pubinfopl
Kraków : Księgarnia Akademicka
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Udzielam licencji. Uznanie autorstwa - Użycie niekomercyjne - Bez utworów zależnych 4.0 Międzynarodowa
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CC-BY-NC-ND
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/legalcode.pl
dc.share.type
otwarte repozytorium
dc.subject.enpl
stable isotopes
dc.subject.enpl
migration
dc.subject.enpl
diet
dc.subject.enpl
cremation
dc.subtypepl
Article
dc.titlepl
Stable isotopes as a fingerprint of human behaviour : analysis of human archaeological cremains : problems and perspectives
dc.title.containerpl
Migrations in Bronze and Early Iron Age Europe
dc.typepl
BookSection
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Publication

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