Recommended Literature

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Background Information

Bentley, R.A., (2006). Strontium isotopes from the earth to the archaeological skeleton: a review. Journal of archaeological method and theory, 13(3), pp.135-187. DOI: 10.1007/s10816-006-9009-x

Capo, R.C.; Stewart, B. W.; Chadwick, O. A., (1998): Strontium isotopes as tracers of ecosystem processes: theory and methods. Geoderma, vol. 82, pp. 197-225. DOI: 10.1016/S0016-7061(97)00102-X

McArthur, J. M.; Howarth, R. J. and Bailey, T. R., (2001). Strontium Isotope Stratigraphy: LOWESS Version 3: Best Fit to the Marine Sr‐Isotope Curve for 0–509 Ma and Accompanying Look‐up Table for Deriving Numerical Age. The Journal of Geology, vol. 109, no. 2, pp. 155-170. DOI: 10.1086/319243

Example studies


Lugli, F.; Cipriani, A.; Capecchi, G.; Ricci, S., Boschin, F.; Boscato, P.; Iacumin, P.; Badino, F.; Mannino, M. A.; Talamo, S.; Richards, M. P.; Benazzi, S.; Ronchitelli, A., (2019): Strontium and stable isotope evidence of human mobility strategies across the Last Glacial Maximum in southern Italy. Nature Ecology & Evolution, vol. 3, pp. 905–911. DOI:10.1038/s41559-019-0900-8.

Marchionni, S.; Braschi, E.; Tommasini, S.; Bollati, A.; Cifelli, F.; Mulinacci, N.; Mattei, M.; Conticelli, S., (2013). High-Precision 87Sr/86Sr Analyses in Wines and Their Use as a Geological Fingerprint for Tracing Geographic Provenance. Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry, vol. 61, no. 28, pp. 6822-6831. DOI: 10.1021/jf4012592 

Peters, K. E.; Walters, C. C. and Moldowan, J. M., (2005). The Biomarker Guide, Second Edition, Volum I Biomarkers and Isotopes in the Environment and Human History. Cambridge University Press, 471 p. ISBN 0 521 78158 2.


McArthur, J.M., Howarth, R.J. and Bailey, T.R., (2001): Strontium Isotope Stratigraphy: LOWESS Version 3: Best Fit to the Marine Sr-Isotope Curve for 0–509 Ma and Accompanying Look-up Table for Deriving Numerical Age. The Journal of Geology, 109(2), pp.155-170. DOI: 10.1086/319243

Prinos, S.T.; Wacker, M. A.; Cunningham, K. J.; Fitterman, D. V., (2014). Origins and Delineation of Saltwater Intrusion in the Biscayne Aquifer and Changes in the Distribution of Saltwater in Miami-Dade County, Florida. U.S. Geological Survey, Scientific Investigations Report 2014–5025. DOI: 10.3133/sir20145025


Frei, K. M.; Berghe, I. V.; Frei, R.; Mannering, U.; Lyngstrøm, H., (2010): Removal of natural organic dyes from wool implications for ancient textile provenance studies. Journal of Archaeological Science, vol. 37, pp. 2136-2145. DOI: 10.1016/j.jas.2010.02.012

Pourmand, A., Prospero, J.M. and Sharifi, A., (2014): Geochemical fingerprinting of trans-Atlantic African dust based on radiogenic Sr-Nd-Hf isotopes and rare earth element anomalies. Geology, 42(8), pp.675-678. DOI: 10.1130/G35624.1

Pourmand, A. and Dauphas, N., (2010): Distribution coefficients of 60 elements on TODGA resin: application to Ca, Lu, Hf, U and Th isotope geochemistry. Talanta, 81(3), pp.741-753. DOI: 10.1016/j.talanta.2010.01.008

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