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Stable Isotope Perspectives on Intra-Community Sharing

Author(s): Jelmer Eerkens

Year: 2017

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Stable isotope analyses of human skeletal tissues provide estimates of paleodiet at the scale of the individual. This paper explores intra- and inter-community variation in stable nitrogen, carbon, and sulfur isotopes in human bone and teeth as insight into the prevalence of food sharing in several ancient hunter-gatherer burial populations in California. The goal, in particular, is to trace intra-community variation over time to examine how cooperative foraging and food-sharing strategies evolved over several thousand years as regional population levels gradually grew.


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Stable Isotope Perspectives on Intra-Community Sharing. Jelmer Eerkens. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 430836)


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min long: -125.464; min lat: 32.101 ; max long: -114.214; max lat: 42.033 ;

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Abstract Id(s): 14575

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America