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20,000 years of societal vulnerability and adaptation to climate change in southwest Asia (2019)
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Jones, M. D., Djamali, M., Alshdaifat, A., Baird, D., Fleitmann, D., Cook, B. I., …Weeks, L. (in press). 20,000 years of societal vulnerability and adaptation to climate change in southwest Asia. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Water, doi:10.1002/wat2.1330

The Fertile Crescent, its hilly flanks and surrounding drylands has been a critical region for studying how climate has influenced societal change, and this review focuses on the region over the last 20,000 years. The complex social, economic, and en... Read More

Environmental change during MIS4 and MIS 3 opened corridors in the Horn of Africa for Homo sapiens expansion (2018)
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Viehberg, F. A., Just, J., Dean, J. R., Wagner, B., Franz, S. O., Klasen, N., …Schäbitz, F. (2018). Environmental change during MIS4 and MIS 3 opened corridors in the Horn of Africa for Homo sapiens expansion. Quaternary science reviews, 202, 139-153. doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2018.09.008

© 2018 The Authors Archaeological findings, numerical human dispersal models and genome analyses suggest several time windows in the past 200 kyr (thousands of years ago) when anatomically modern humans (AMH) dispersed out of Africa into the Levant a... Read More

Investigating the environmental interpretation of oxygen and carbon isotope data from whole and fragmented bivalve shells (2018)
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Lacey, J., Leng, M., Peckover, E., Dean, J., Wilke, T., Francke, A., …Wagner, B. (2018). Investigating the environmental interpretation of oxygen and carbon isotope data from whole and fragmented bivalve shells. Quaternary science reviews, 194, 55-61. doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2018.06.025

Sclerochronological data from whole bivalve shells have been used extensively to derive palaeoenvironmental information. However, little is known about the relevance of shell fragments more commonly preserved in the sediment record. Here, we investig... Read More

A review of the stable isotope bio-geochemistry of the global silicon cycle and its associated trace elements (2018)
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De Souza, G. F., Swann, G. E., Sutton, J. N., André, L., Cardinal, D., Conley, D. J., …Swann, G. E. A. (2018). A review of the stable isotope bio-geochemistry of the global silicon cycle and its associated trace elements. Frontiers in Earth Science, 5, doi:10.3389/feart.2017.00112. ISSN 2296-6463

© 2018 Sutton, André, Cardinal, Conley, de Souza, Dean, Dodd, Ehlert, Ellwood, Frings, Grasse, Hendry, Leng, Michalopoulos, Panizzo and Swann. Silicon (Si) is the second most abundant element in the Earth’s crust and is an important nutrient in the o... Read More

Early Holocene palaeoseasonality inferred from the stable isotope composition of Unio shells from Çatalhöyük, Turkey (2016)
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Lewis, J. P., Leng, M. J., Dean, J. R., Marciniak, A., Bar-Yosef Mayer, D. E., & Wu, X. (2017). Early Holocene palaeoseasonality inferred from the stable isotope composition of Unio shells from Çatalhöyük, Turkey. Environmental Archaeology, 22(1), 79-95. doi:10.1080/14614103.2015.1116216

Seasonal δ13C and δ18O data are presented from 14 Unio sub-fossil shells unearthed at the archaeological site of Çatalhöyük in central Turkey, spanning the occupation period ca. 9150–8000 cal years BP. The shells likely lived in the small lakes/wetla... Read More