The isotopic study of various bones and teeth – faunal and human, when collected and processed conscientiously and respectfully, can tell a story of an individual’s experiences, pinpointing events to specific periods within their lifetime. For example, with isotopic analysis, we can learn grazing and mobility patterns from cattle bones and trophic levels inside of a faunal assemblage. Certain human bones can tell us when and where an individual was born or died and their migration and dietary preferences through life.
When analyzed on a societal level, isotopic studies, like those being discussed, can shed new light and distinct perspectives on cultural, environmental, and economic change of past civilizations as well. One of the most critical steps in ensuring success is accurately applying the technology; knowing when isotopic analysis is effective and what samples one should focus on in using it.
Join us on Thursday, November 9 at 2:00 pm EST for A Guide to Archaeological Bones for Dating and Isotopic Analysis. In this webinar, a series of dating techniques and stable isotopic analysis will be discussed with a focus on applications depending on the sample selection within the archaeological record.
As always, ACRA members enjoy the firm-wide registration benefit – once one person pays for a registration for the live session, all other employees can attend for no additional cost.
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