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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1989)

Document title

Climate and habitat reconstruction using stable carbon and nitrogen isotope ratios of collagen in prehistoric herbivore teeth from Kenya

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

AMBROSE S. H. ; DENIRO M. J. ;

Abstract

The AA. compare the results of isotopic analyses of modern herbivore bones that were collected along an altitude cline in grassland, bush and montane forest environments in the Naivasha Basin of the central Rift Valley, to those of teeth from the same species recovered from a stratified archaeological sequence in a rock shelter in this basin. The results show that both carbon and nitrogen isotope ratios of herbivores reflect environmental changes between the early and later Holocene. These data suggest that the use of stable isotope ratios of herbivore bone and tooth collagen for environmental reconstruction warrants further investigation

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Quaternary research / ISSN 0033-5894 / CODEN QRESAV

Editor : Elsevier, San Diego, CA - ETATS-UNIS (1970)

Millesime : 1989, vol. 31, no3 [pp. 407-422]

Bibliographic references : 67 réf.

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 15739

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