Bone as a stable isotope archive for local climatic information

@inproceedings{Hedges2004BoneAA,
  title={Bone as a stable isotope archive for local climatic information},
  author={Robert E. M. Hedges and Rhiannon E. Stevens and Michael P Richards},
  year={2004}
}
This brief review outlines the contribution that the study of stable isotope composition in bone can make to palaeoclimatic investigation, with the focus almost entirely restricted to the last 50,000 years in NW Europe. Bone can provide a useful archive of the prevailing isotopic condition, and represents a quite different, and often less specialised, sampling of the environment than most other archives. On the other hand, chronological sequences—and dating generally—can be a problem, and the… CONTINUE READING

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