Isotopic investigations of pastoralism in prehistory / edited by Alicia R. Ventresca Miller and Cheryl A. Makarewicz
- Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2018.
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- Physical Description:
- viii, 163 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (chiefly color) ; 31 cm.
- Additional Creators:
- Miller, Alicia R. Ventresca and Makarewicz, Cheryl
- Isotopic approaches to pastoralism in prehistory : diet, mobility, and isotopic reference sets / Alicia R. Ventresca Miller and Cheryl Makarewicz -- Understanding ephemeral pastoralist settlement sites in Eastern Africa : the potential of isotopes in cattle tooth enamel / Oliver Boles -- Investigating seasonal changes of cattle diet in terrestrial C3 biomes through the isotopic analysis of serially sampled tooth enamel / Christine Schuh -- Modeling modern surface water D18O to explore prehistoric human mobility / Alicia R. Ventresca Miller -- Modeling D18O variation in seasonal montane environments : implications for isolating vertical transhumance in ungulate enamel bioapatite / Taylor Hermes, Sarah Pederzani & Cheryl A. Makarewicz -- The pixelated shepherd : identifying detailed local land use practices at Chalcolithic Kösk Höyük, Central Anatolia, using a strontium isotope (87Sr/86Sr) isoscape / David C. Meiggs, Benjamin S. Arbuckle, Aliye Öztan, Paul D. Fullagar, and Philip A. Slater -- Tracing late Bronze Age pastoralists in the South Caucasus : a preliminary zooarchaeological and isotopic investigation from the Tsaghkahovit Plain, Armenia / Hannah Chazin -- Carbon and nitrogen isotopic evidence for sheep and goat pastoral management practices at Chalcolithic Kösk Höyük, Central Turkey / Cheryl A. Makarewicz, Benjamin S. Arbuckle, & Aliye Öztan -- Economic strategies at Bronze Age and early Iron Age upland sites in the North Caucasus : archaeological and stable isotope investigations / Corina Knipper, Sabine Reinhold, Julia Gresky, Andrej Belinskiy, & Kurt W. Alt -- Stable isotopes in pastoralist archaeology as indicators of diet, mobility and animal husbandry practices / Cheryl A. Makarewicz.
- Pastoralists were a vital economic and social force in ancient societies around the globe, transforming landscapes poorly suited for agriculture into spaces of vast productive potential while simultaneously connecting mobile and sedentary communities alike across considerable distances. 0Drawing from the rich archaeological records of Asia, Africa, and Europe, Isotopic Investigations of Pastoralism in Prehistory brings together the latest studies employing heavy and light stable isotopic analyses of humans and animals to investigate pastoralist diets, movement, and animal management strategies. The contributions presented in this volume highlight new methodological developments while simultaneously drawing attention to the diverse environmental factors that contribute to isotopic variation in human, plant, and animal tissues. Particular attention is paid to how pastoralist decisions regarding animal pasturing and mobility can be teased out of complex isotopic datasets, and also to the challenges in extracting information on the scales of human mobility in pastoralist landscapes. 0This volume will appeal to scholars in archaeology, anthropology, and ecology, as well as those with interests in animal management.
- 9781138308589 hardcover alkaline paper
1138308587 hardcover alkaline paper
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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