Spatial and Temporal Diversity in Stable Isotope Studies of Archaeological Material
Author(s): Suzanne Pilaar Birch
This is an abstract from the "Defining and Measuring Diversity in Archaeology" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.
While identifying and defining diversity in material culture studies, bioarchaeological assemblages, and site distribution has long been de rigeur, the advent and development of stable isotope analysis in archaeology since the publication of Leonard & Jones' seminal 1989 volume provides yet another layer of complexity in archaeological interpretation. This paper reviews some of the primary developments in stable isotope analysis in archaeology over the last 30 years, and considers the role of this technique in advancing our understanding of variability both across space and through time in coupled human-natural systems, whether the context be the Old World Paleolithic or North American Paleoindian.
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Spatial and Temporal Diversity in Stable Isotope Studies of Archaeological Material. Suzanne Pilaar Birch. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 450512)
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