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Drs. Daniel Temple and Ian Scharlotta present at Baikal Archaeology Project Graduate Student Seminar

Dr. Daniel Temple and Dr. Ian Scharlotta recently presented at our first Baikal Archaeology Project Graduate Student Seminar held on January 10th at the University of Alberta. UAlberta North hosted the meeting at their beautiful space on campus. Baikal Archaeology Project Graduate Student Seminar Thursday, January 10th 9:00am-12noon Ring House 3 (UAlberta North) Dr. Daniel Temple, George Mason University Title: Persistence of Time: Resilience and Adaptability in Prehistoric Jomon Hunter-Gatherers from the Inland Sea Region of Southwestern Honshu, Japan [...]

2019-05-21T12:21:21-06:00Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Graduate Student Seminar

The Baikal Archaeology Project is holding a seminar on Thursday, January 10th from 9am-12noon at Ring House 3 (UAlberta North Campus).   Speakers: Dr. Daniel Temple, George Mason University Title: Persistence of Time: Resilience and Adaptability in Prehistoric Jomon Hunter-Gatherers from the Inland Sea Region of Southwestern Honshu, Japan   Dr. Ian Scharlotta, Texas State University Center for Archaeological Studies Title: Diet or Mobility? Multi-isotopic (C, N, and Sr) dietary modeling at Shamanka II   **Bios & Abstracts**   Coffee and Treats! Everyone Welcome!

2019-03-14T12:32:39-06:00Tags: , |

Dr. Ian Scharlotta (Fraser-Shapiro) presents public lecture at La Purisima Mission

Dr. Ian Scharlotta (Fraser-Shapiro) recently presented a public lecture on Archaeology Day hosted by La Purisima Mission State Historic Park near Lompoc, California on October 20th, 2018. His talk was a public lecture about radiocarbon offset corrections and expanding on how scientific archaeological data helps to make management decisions for base CRMs and private firms. From La Purisima Mission Archaeology Day Facebook Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/711161242571030/ October is Archaeology month in California, and to celebrate La Purisima Mission is hosting our [...]

2019-03-15T12:01:22-06:00Categories: News, Media & Public Outreach|Tags: |

Dr. Ian Scharlotta articles published in AJHB and IJO

Great news! Ian Scharlotta, Gwenaelle Goude, Estelle Herrscher, Vladimir Bazaliiskii, and Andrzej Weber recently had 2 articles published! Info below. First paper published in the American Journal of Human Biology. Title: "Mind the gap"-Assessing methods for aligning age determination and growth rate in multi-molar sequences of dietary isotopic data. Abstract: Objectives: Creating multi‐tooth sequences of micro‐sampled stable isotope (SI) analytical data can help track 20+ years of individual dietary history. Inferences about individual and population level behavioral patterns require [...]

2020-06-30T11:23:50-06:00Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Shifting weaning practices in Early Neolithic Cis‐Baikal, Siberia: New insights from stable isotope analysis of molar micro‐samples

Reconstructing individual dietary histories at Shamanka II, an Early Neolithic (7000–5700 cal. BP) Kitoi hunter‐gatherer cemetery in Cis‐Baikal, Siberia, revealed surprising intrapopulation variability in childhood diets. Stable isotope analytical data produced by micro‐sampled first molars identified changes in both the timing and rate of weaning for different individuals. Further, examination within the framework of a high‐resolution radiocarbon chronology identified shifting practices between two phases of cemetery use, and additional links with mortuary treatment that indicates differences relating to group [...]

2020-06-30T11:00:20-06:00Categories: Publications, Journal Articles|Tags: , , , |

“Mind the gap”—Assessing methods for aligning age determination and growth rate in multi‐molar sequences of dietary isotopic data

Creating multi‐tooth sequences of micro‐sampled stable isotope (SI) analytical data can help track 20+ years of individual dietary history. Inferences about individual and population level behavioral patterns require cross‐calibration of the timing of dietary changes recorded by each tooth. Dentin sections from contemporaneous tissues (eg, in M1 and M2) reflect dietary signature for the time of growth. Contemporary sections should produce similar values, allowing alignment of temporally overlapping portions of teeth into multi‐tooth sequences. Published methods for determining [...]

2020-06-30T11:01:08-06:00Categories: Publications, Journal Articles|Tags: , , , |

Dr. Ian Scharlotta articles in JAS: Reports

Dr. Ian Scharlotta would like to share his articles in Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports! 1. Front matter of Special section on "Archaeometric Approaches to the Archaeology of Northern Hunter-Gatherers"; Guest Edited by Ian Scharlotta, Kristin Safi, Lindsey G. Friedman. Title: "Flexible approaches: Adapting analytical techniques and research designs to suit variable landscapes and cultural structures" See Publication PDF Download 2. Article previously online and now finalized. Title: "Differentiating mobility and migration [...]

2020-06-30T11:33:01-06:00Categories: News|Tags: |

Dr. Ian Scharlotta acquires new position as Cultural Resources Coordinator at Texas State University

Congratulations to Dr. Ian Scharlotta, BHAP Postdoctoral Researcher, on his new position! Ian recently started working as a Cultural Resources Coordinator at Texas State University. Ian works at the Vandenberg Air Force Base under the U.S. Air Force Civil Engineer Center (AFCEC/CZOW). Start Date: March 5, 2018 Employer: Texas State University. Working at Vandenberg Air Force Base under U.S. Air Force Civil Engineer Center (AFCEC/CZOW) Position: Cultural Resources Coordinator Main Duties: Develop a GIS database that provides spatial analysis capabilities [...]

2019-03-14T10:04:45-06:00Categories: News|Tags: |

Differentiating mobility and migration in middle Holocene Cis-Baikal, Siberia

The development of analytical techniques associated with individual life history approaches to reconstructing prehistoric patterns of diet and mobility has produced significant changes in the potential information contained within a single skeleton. In the context of Early Bronze Age hunter-gatherer groups in Cis-Baikal, Siberia, a comparison of bulk versus micro-sampling strategies has altered understanding of the level of mobility and interaction. Detailed surveys of biogeochemical variation in the landscape combined with improved resolution translate into an ability to examine the provenance and track the movements of an individual [...]

2020-06-30T11:09:08-06:00Categories: Publications, Journal Articles|Tags: |

Flexible approaches: Adapting analytical techniques and research designs to suit variable landscapes and cultural structures

Humanity is highly adaptable based on evidence from regional culture histories, dominant climatic patterns, ecosystem availability, and subsistence practices. Astounding resourcefulness in solving short- and long-term challenges is routinely demonstrated by cultural groups pursuing variants of agro-pastoralism, hunting, fishing, gathering, and horticulture. Pursuing specific economic strategies often leads cultural groups to exhibit similar patterns of social organization and material culture. Observation of this trend has led anthropologists to note, and archaeologists to infer, that describing a population based [...]

2020-06-30T11:09:30-06:00Categories: Publications, Journal Articles|Tags: |