Late Holocene climatic changes in macropod bone collagen stable carbon and nitrogen isotopes at Fromms Landing, South Australia

30th December 2013

Amy L. Roberts, F. Donald Pate and Richard Hunter

Introduction*

Map showing the location of Fromms Landing (published in Australian Archaeology 49:48).

Map showing the location of Fromms Landing (published in Australian Archaeology 49:48).

Stable carbon and nitrogen isotope analyses of human and faunal bone have been used extensively by archaeologists to address past human dietary composition (Pate 1994; Bocherens et al. 1999). Because stable isotope values also vary in response to climatic conditions, isotopic analyses of faunal bone may provide information about changes in climate that can supplement data derived from palynology and other palaeoenvironmental techniques.

*Note that an abstract was not included with this paper, and so the introductory paragraph has been included here instead of the abstract.

Roberts, A.L., F.D. Pate and R. Hunter
Late Holocene climatic changes in macropod bone collagen stable carbon and nitrogen isotopes at Fromms Landing, South Australia
December 1999
49
48–49
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