An investigation into the archaeological application\ud of carbon stable isotope analysis used to establish\ud crop water availability: solutions and ways forward
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Stokes, H.; Muldner, G.; Jenkins, Emma L.;
Publisher: Cambridge University Press/UNESCO
Subject: bb | ges | aeo
Carbon stable isotope analysis of charred cereal remains\ud is a relatively new method employed by archaeological\ud scientists to investigate ancient climate and irrigation\ud regimes. The aim of this study was to assess the effect of\ud environmental variables on carb... View more
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