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Stabilné izotopy s vysokým rozlíšením ako prameň rekonštrukcie paleodiéty a paleomobilty jednotlivých ľudských príbehov

Title in English High-resolution stable isotopes as a source for reconstruction of paleodiet and paleomobility of individual human histories


Year of publication 2019
Type Appeared in Conference without Proceedings
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Faculty of Arts

Description Although human depositions in settlement pits are a well-known phenomenon within the Baden culture, very little is known about the day-to-day life of Eneolithic man, especially of deposited individuals. Therefore a closer look at the human skeletal remains from Hronovce (SW Slovakia) will be taken, which were acquired from the bottom of a settlement pit. They belonged to a female aged 35-45 years. Traces on the bones and teeth suggest pathological anomalies documenting degenerative-productive changes and inflammation processes. Radiocarbon dating of a fragment of a compact bone after calibration is 3350-3090 calBC (2-sigma), which falls within the period of classical Baden culture. For the purpose of the quotidian life reconstruction, a series of high-resolution isotope analyses from teeth and bone was conducted, gaining a plastic picture of female’s life from the childhood (age 3-5) to the early adulthood (circa age 21) and in the last years of her life. Residential mobility was studied by radiogenic strontium isotope data (87Sr/86Sr) getting a resolution of 10-12 week slot. The paper proves that the high-resolution isotope analysis is an invaluable tool to glimpse at the life of a particular individual.
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