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In situ oxygen isotope micro-analysis of faunal material and human teeth using a SHRIMP II: A new tool for palaeo-ecology and archaeology

Aubert, Maxime; Williams, Ian; Sporcic, Katarina; Moffat, Ian; Moncel, Marie-Helene; Dufour, Elise; Grun, Rainer


A Sensitive High Resolution Ion MicroProbe (SHRIMP II) has been used to make high spatial resolution in situ micro-analyses of oxygen isotopes in fish otoliths, and teeth from fossil herbivores and a Neanderthal. Large intra-tooth variations in the oxygen isotopic composition (up to 9‰) were observed in the enamel of herbivores from the Neanderthal fossil site of Payre, consistent with preservation of seasonal cyclicity. The range of isotopic compositions observed in Neanderthal tooth enamel...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Archaeological Science
DOI: 10.1016/j.jas.2012.05.002


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