Journal of Archaeological Science July 2020

Integrated stable isotopic and radiocarbon analyses of Neolithic and Bronze Age hunter-gatherers from the Little Sea and Upper Lena micro-regions, Cis-Baikal, Siberia

White JA, Schulting RJ, Lythe A, Hommel P, Bronk Ramsey C, Moiseyev V, Khartanovich V, Weber AW

The Lake Baikal region of southern Siberia has a rich mortuary record that has provided the most comprehensive isotopic database for palaeodietary studies of north-temperate hunter-gatherers in the world, permitting more detailed reconstructions and finer-grained research questions than are usually possible. Building on previous work, this study contributes new δ13C, δ15N, and AMS radiocarbon dating results from the cemeteries of Verkholensk (n = 44) in the Upper Lena River micro-region and Ulan-Khada (n = 19) in the Little Sea micro-region. Our results [...]

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Science Advances September 2019

Alyssa White article published in Journal of Archaeological Science

Leipe C, Long T, Sergusheva EA, Wagner M, Tarasov PE

Congratulations to Alyssa White on her recent article published in the Journal of Archaeological Science! Mrs. White is currently a DPhil student at the University of Oxford under the supervision of Dr. Rick Schulting and Dr. Mark Hudson. This paper is based on Alyssa’s Master’s work for the BAP. She would like to acknowledge Andrew Lythe (another M.Sc. student from the year after her) whose research is also highlighted in the paper. He is currently a graduate student [...]

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Radiocarbon October 2018

Using δ2H in Human Bone Collagen to Correct for Freshwater 14C Reservoir Offsets: A Pilot Study from Shamanka II, Lake Baikal, Southern Siberia

Schulting RJ, Snoeck C, Begley I, Brookes S, Bazaliiskii VI, Ramsey CB, Weber AW

There is increasing awareness of the need to correct for freshwater as well as marine reservoir effects when undertaking radiocarbon (14C) dating of human remains. Here, we explore the use of stable hydrogen isotopes (δ2H), alongside the more commonly used stable carbon (δ13C) and nitrogen isotopes (δ15N), for correcting 14C freshwater reservoir offsets in 10 paired human-faunal dates from graves at the prehistoric cemetery of Shamanka II, Lake Baikal, southern Siberia. Excluding one individual showing no offset, the average [...]

2020-03-03T11:32:24-07:00Categories: Publications, Journal Articles|Tags: , , , |

Dr. Rick Schulting article in Radiocarbon

Congratulations to Dr. Rick Schulting and co-authors for the recent publication of their paper in Radiocarbon! Title: "Using δ2H in human bone collagen to correct for freshwater 14C reservoir offsets: A pilot study from Shamanka II, Lake Baikal, southern Siberia" Rick J Schulting • Christophe Snoeck • Ian Begley • Steve Brookes • Vladimir I Bazaliiskii• Christopher Bronk Ramsey • Andrzej Weber Radiocarbon, 2018, p. 1-12. Published online 18 July 2018. Abstract: There is increasing awareness of the need [...]

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