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Paleoecology, Subsistence, and 14C Chronology of the Eurasian Caspian Steppe Bronze Age

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  18 July 2016

N I Shishlina*
Affiliation:
State Historical Museum, Moscow, Russia
E P Zazovskaya
Affiliation:
Institute of Geography, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia
J van der Plicht
Affiliation:
Centre for Isotope Research, Groningen University, Groningen, the Netherlands Faculty of Archaeology, Leiden University, Leiden, the Netherlands
R E M Hedges
Affiliation:
Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art, Oxford University, Oxford, United Kingdom
V S Sevastyanov
Affiliation:
Vernadsky Institute of Geochemistry and Analytical Chemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia
O A Chichagova
Affiliation:
Institute of Geography, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia
*
Corresponding author. Email: nshishlina@mail.ru
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Combined analysis of paleoenvironment, 13C, 15N, and 14C in bone, including paired dating of human bone and terrestrial materials (herbivore bone, wood, charcoal, and textile) has been performed on many samples excavated from Russian kurgan graves. The data can be used for dietary reconstruction, and reservoir corrections for 14C dating of human bone. The latter is essential for an accurate construction of chronologies for the Eneolithic and Bronze Age cultures of the Caspian steppes.

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Radiocarbon, Archaeology, and Landscape Change
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Copyright © 2009 by the Arizona Board of Regents on behalf of the University of Arizona 

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