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Hi Anna,

Richards M.P., Pearson J.A., Molleson T.I., Russell N. and Martin L. 
(2003) - Stable Isotope Evidence of Diet at Neolithic Çatalhöyük, 
Turkey. /Journal of Archaeological Science/ 30(1) : 67-76.

Best,

Lionel

anna russell a écrit :
>  
> Dear Zooarch,
> I am currently working the animal bones from a late Neolithic site in 
> Syria (Tell Sabi Abyad) and I was hoping to undertake a stable isotope 
> study as part of my research . The initial idea was to look at carbon 
> and nitrogen isotopes in order to look at diet. 21 sheep distal humeri 
> were analysed in a preliminary study. Unfortunately the collagen 
> preservation was very bad, so bad in fact that no further analysis 
> could be untaken for many of the bones. This has left the isotope 
> study in some difficulty. Although more samples will be collected this 
> year during fieldwork the outlook for collagen preservation does not 
> bode well!
> Do any of you know of successful stable isotope research being carried 
> out on bone material from Near Eastern sites? Does anyone have any 
> tips or advice?
> Any help would be much appreciated.
> Anna
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> Anna Russell
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> PhD Researcher Archaeozoology
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> Tell Sabi Abyad Project
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> Faculty of Archaeology
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> Universiteit Leiden
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