Strontium (Sr) isotope mapping plays a crucial role in determining the
geographical origin of archaeological human or animal remains, contributing valuable
insights to studies on migration, trade, and cultural interactions. Traditionally, Sr
mapping relies on variations in the radiogenic Sr isotope ratio (87Sr/86Sr) of different
rock types. This ratio is assimilated by soil, water, and plants in the surrounding
area. The agency of humans and animals adds a layer of difficulty to provenance
studies. Activities such as trade can lead to the consumption of food transported
from non-local regions with distinct isotopic signatures. Furthermore, certain regions
exhibit diverse landscapes, leading to significant variations in strontium isotopes in
close proximity. The purpose of this study is to use strontium concentrations ([Sr]),
and δ
88Sr to refine potential sources of food. A region with generally lower [Sr] would
contribute less to the overall Sr signature compared to regions with high [Sr]. Ours
is a first approach to create a baseline for δ
88Sr. The δ
88Sr varies along the food
chain, which makes a mapping approach difficult. However, geographical variations
can be found in δ
88Sr data and are therefore important to consider in any dietary
Originele taal-2English
TitelUK Archaeological Sciences Conference
SubtitelAbstract Booklet
UitgeverijUK Archaeological Sciences Conference
Aantal pagina's1
StatusPublished - apr 2024
EvenementUnited Kingdom Archaeological Sciences (UKAS) Conference 2024 - University of York, York, United Kingdom
Duur: 3 apr 20245 apr 2024


ConferenceUnited Kingdom Archaeological Sciences (UKAS) Conference 2024
Verkorte titelUKAS 2024
Land/RegioUnited Kingdom
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