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Plant stable isotope analysis: new insights into farming practice and diet

Publication date: Jan 21, 2014 12:18:31 PM

Start: Feb 10, 2014 4:00:00 PM

Location: Room 612, Institute of Archaeology

Plant stable isotope analysis: new insights into farming practice and diet

Amy Bogaard (University of Oxford) will give the fifth seminar in the Term II Institute Research Seminar series on Isotopes in Archaeology on 10 February.

Abstract

Recent work on stable carbon and nitrogen isotope variation in cereal and pulse crops suggests that isotope values offer a strand of evidence complementary to other methods of inferring land use practices and diet. Using a series of case studies, this presentation will explore the potentials and limitations of crop stable isotope analysis for assessing the practice and dietary contribution of farming in Neolithic communities.

The seminar will take place at 4pm in Room 612 at the Institute and will be followed by a reception in the Staff Common Room (Room 609).

All welcome!

Any enquiries about the seminar series may be directed to Ian Freestone.

Institute Research Seminar Programme | Isotopes in Archaeology