MIDDLE PLEISTOCENE HUMAN AND ANIMAL MOBILITY AT ISERNIA LA PINETA: A STRONTIUM AND OXYGEN ISOTOPE PERSPECTIVE

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Federico Lugli
Anna Cipriani
Julie Arnaud
Marta Arzarello
Giuseppe Lembo
Renée Janssen
Hubert Vonhof
Carlo Peretto
Stefano Benazzi

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In this work, we explored the isotopic composition of faunal (rodents, rhinoceros and bison) and human skeletal remains from the Middle Pleistocene layers of Isernia la Pineta (Molise, Italy). We particularly focused on high spatial resolution isotope analyses of tooth enamel by laser ablation MC-ICP-MS for strontium isotopes and by micro-drilling sampling for oxygen isotopes. Results from bone specimens were compared with the isotope variability of modern plants collected in the area surrounding the site, in a radius of about 30 km. While the human group seems local, macro-mammals show a higher degree of mobility.

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Lugli, F., Cipriani, A., Arnaud, J., Arzarello, . M., Lembo, . G., Janssen, R., Vonhof, H., Peretto, C., & Benazzi, S. . (2018). MIDDLE PLEISTOCENE HUMAN AND ANIMAL MOBILITY AT ISERNIA LA PINETA: A STRONTIUM AND OXYGEN ISOTOPE PERSPECTIVE. Alpine and Mediterranean Quaternary, 31, 79–81. Retrieved from https://amq.aiqua.it/index.php/amq/article/view/192
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