Scientific project


Approche isotopique des cycles du carbone et de l’azote dans un système agro-pastoral Néolithique

Principal Investigator(s) :

Claire Delhon

Local Coordinator(s) :

Thierry Blasco

Team(s) involved :

Members :

Thierry Blasco | Maryline Montanes | Marc Boutoute
isotopic study of carbon and nitrogen cycles in a Neolithic agro-pastoral system
Stable isotopes of Carbon and Nitrogen are used as matter flow tracers between agricultural and pastoral spheres. ?15N and ?13C measurements are done on 1 / archaeobotanical remains: grains and grain threshing residues, plant residues that may have been usedas fodder and 2 / on phenylalanine (essential amino acid) and glutamine (non-essential amino acid) of collagen extracted from animal bones: domestic herbivores (sheep, goat, beef), wild herbivores, and some wild carnivores.