Invertebrates of ancient heavy metal spoil and smelting tip sites in southern Jordan : Their distribution and use as bioindicators of metalliferous pollution derived from ancient sources

@inproceedings{Pyatta2006InvertebratesOA,
  title={Invertebrates of ancient heavy metal spoil and smelting tip sites in southern Jordan : Their distribution and use as bioindicators of metalliferous pollution derived from ancient sources},
  author={F. B. Pyatta and D. Amosa and J. P. Grattanb and A. J. Pyattc and C. E. Terrell-Nielda},
  year={2006}
}
  • F. B. Pyatta, D. Amosa, +2 authors C. E. Terrell-Nielda
  • Published 2006
The invertebrate populations of stony desert sites contaminated by ancient metalliferous activities in the Nabatean, Roman and Byzantine periods were significantly different from those found in adjacent ancient abandoned field systems. Consequently, it is apparent that such invertebrates potentially have uses as biomonitors of metalliferous pollution derived from ancient anthropogenic activities. This is further explored by an analysis of the heavy metal content of certain of these animals… CONTINUE READING

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