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  Much ado about nothing: assessing the impact of the 4.2 kya event on human subsistence patterns in northern Mesopotamia using stable isotope analysis

Sołtysiak, A., & Fernandes, R. (2021). Much ado about nothing: assessing the impact of the 4.2 kya event on human subsistence patterns in northern Mesopotamia using stable isotope analysis. Antiquity, 117. doi:10.15184/aqy.2021.117.

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Sołtysiak, Arkadiusz, Author
Fernandes, Ricardo1, Author           
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1Archaeology, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Max Planck Society, ou_2074312              

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Free keywords: Syria, Khabur Basin, stable isotopes, subsistence, drought, sustainability
 Abstract: The effects of the 4.2 kya climatic event on northern Mesopotamia have been the subject of significant scholarly debate, with the notion of a megadrought that forced local populations to migrate attracting particular attention. Here, the authors analyse stable carbon (δ13C) and nitrogen (δ15N) isotopes in human tooth and bone samples to assess trends in subsistence practice at three sites in Syria before, during and after the presumed megadrought event. Despite the proximity of the sites, isotopic differences between them are more significant than diachronic change. Combined with other archaeological evidence, these results indicate a continuity in subsistence patterns, with no indication of disruption associated with the 4.2 kya event.

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Language(s): eng - English
 Dates: 2021-08-20
 Publication Status: Published online
 Pages: 16
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 Table of Contents: - The 4.2 kya event in northern Mesopotamia
- Reconstructing subsistence using bone and tooth collagen δ13C and
δ15N values
- Materials and methods
- Results
- Discussion
- Conclusions
 Rev. Type: Peer
 Identifiers: DOI: 10.15184/aqy.2021.117
Other: shh3022
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Title: Antiquity
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Publ. Info: Gloucester, Eng. : Antiquity Publications, Ltd.
Pages: - Volume / Issue: - Sequence Number: 117 Start / End Page: - Identifier: ISSN: 0003-598X
CoNE: https://pure.mpg.de/cone/journals/resource/954925380992