[R]chaeology is a blog maintained by Erika Nitsch designed to help new users become acquainted with the statistical and graphical possibilities of the programming language R. “Chemistry and archaeology… how does that work?” is a blog by Amy Styring that explores the ways in which science and archaeology can be combined. For scientists and non-scientists alike.
Styring, A., Rösch, M., Stephan, E., Stika, H., Fischer, E., Sillmann, M., and A. Bogaard. 2017. Centralisation and long-term change in farming regimes: Comparing agricultural practices in Neolithic and Iron Age south-west Germany. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society, 1-25. doi:10.1017/ppr.2017.3
Styring, A.K., M. Charles, F. Fantone, M.M. Hald, A. McMahon, R.H. Meadow, G.K. Nicholls, A.K. Patel, M.C. Pitre, A. Smith, A. Sołtysiak, G. Stein, J.A. Weber, H. Weiss and A. Bogaard 2017. Isotope evidence for agricultural extensification reveals how the world’s first cities were fed. Nature Plants 3:17076.
Nitsch, E., S. Andreou, A. Creuzieux, A. Gardeisen, P. Halstead, V. Isaakidou, A. Karathanou, D. Kotsachristou, D. Nikolaidou, A. Papanthimou, C. Petridou, S. Triantaphyllou, S. Valamoti, A. Vasileiadou and A. Bogaard. 2017. A bottom-up view of food surplus: Using stable carbon and nitrogen isotope analysis to investigate agricultural strategies and diet at Bronze Age Archontiko and Thessaloniki Toumba, northern Greece. World Archaeology.
Bogaard, A., A. Styring, M. Ater, Y. Hmimsa, L. Green, E. Stroud, J. Whitlam, C. Diffey, E. Nitsch, M. Charles, G. Jones and J. Hodgson 2016. From Traditional Farming in Morocco to Early Urban Agroecology in Northern Mesopotamia: Combining Present-day Arable Weed Surveys and Crop Isotope Analysis to Reconstruct Past Agrosystems in (Semi-)arid Regions. Environmental Archaeology.
Styring, A., Ater M., Hmimsa Y., Fraser R., Miller H., Neef R., Pearson J.A. & Bogaard A. 2016. Disentangling the effect of farming practice from aridity on crop stable isotope values: A present-day model from Morocco and its application to early farming sites in the eastern Mediterranean. The Anthropocene Review, 3(1) 2-22.
Styring, A., Maier, U., Schlichtherle, H. and Bogaard, A., 2016. Cultivation of choice: new insights into farming practices at Neolithic lakeshore sites. Antiquity, 349, 95-110.
Bogaard, A., Hodgson, J., Nitsch, E., Jones, G., Styring, A., Diffey, C., Pouncett, J., Herbig, C., Charles, M., Ertuğ, F., Tugay, O., Filipovic, D., Fraser, R. 2016. Combining functional weed ecology and crop stable isotope ratios to identify cultivation intensity: a comparison of cereal production regimes in Haute Provence, France and Asturias, Spain. Veg. Hist. Archaeobotany, 25, 57-73.
Nitsch, E.K., Charles, M., Bogaard, A. 2015. Calculating a statistically robust δ13C and δ15N offset for charred cereal and pulse seeds. Sci. Technol. Archaeol. Res. 1,
Styring, A., Fraser, R., Arbogast, R-M., Halstead, P., Isaakidou, V., Pearson, J.A., Schäfer, M., Triantaphyllou, S., Valamoti, S.M., Wallace, M., Bogaard, A. and Evershed, R.P. 2015. Refining human palaeodietary reconstruction using amino acid δ15N values of plants, animals and humans. Journal of Archaeological Science, 53, 504-515.
Wallace, M., Jones, G., Charles, M., Fraser, R., Heaton T.H.E. and Bogaard, A. 2015. Stable Carbon Isotope Evidence for Neolithic and Bronze Age Crop Water Management in the Eastern Mediterranean and Southwest Asia. PLoS ONE 10: e0127085.
Styring, A., Fraser, R.A., Bogaard, A. and Evershed, R.P. 2014. The effect of manuring on cereal and pulse amino acid δ15N values. Phytochemistry 102: 40-45.
Styring, A., Fraser, R.A., Bogaard, A. and Evershed, R.P. 2014. Cereal grain, rachis and pulse seed amino acid δ15N values as indicators of plant nitrogen metabolism. Phytochemistry 97: 20-29.
Vaiglova, P., Bogaard, A., Collins, M., Cavanagh, W., Mee, C., Renard, J., Lamb, A., Gardeisen, A. and Fraser, R. 2014. An integrated stable isotope study of plants and animals from Kouphovouno, southern Greece: a new look at Neolithic farming. Journal of Archaeological Science 42: 201-215.
Vaiglova, P., Snoeck, C., Nitsch, E., Bogaard, A. and Lee-Thorp J. 2014. Investigating the most appropriate laboratory pre-treatment method on archaeological charred grain/seed remains for stable isotope analysis (δ13C and δ15N). Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry 28: 2497-2510.
Bogaard, A., Fraser, R.A., Heaton, T.H.E., Wallace, M., Vaiglova, P., Charles, M., Jones, G., Evershed, R.P., Styring, A.K., Andersen, N.H., Aerbogast, R.-M., Bartosiewicz, L., Gardeisen, A., Kanstrup, M., Maier, U., Marinova, E., Ninov, L., Schäfer, M. and Stephan, E. 2013. Crop manuring and intensive land management by Europe’s first farmers. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 110 (31): 12589-12594.
Bogaard, A., Henton, E., Evans, J.A., Twiss, K.C., Charles, M.P., Vaiglova, P. and Russell, N. 2013. Locating land use at Neolithic Çatalhöyük, Turkey: the implications of 87Sr/86Sr signatures in plants and sheep tooth sequences. Archaeometry (published online).
Fraser, R.A., Bogaard, A., Schäfer, M., Arbogast, R.-M. and Heaton, T.H.E. 2013. Integrating botanical, faunal and human stable carbon and nitrogen isotope values to reconstruct land use and palaeodiet at LBK Vaihingen an der Enz, Baden-Württemberg. World Archaeology 45.3: 492-517.
Fraser, R., Bogaard, A., Charles, M., Styring, A., Wallace, M., Jones, G., Ditchfield, P. and Heaton, T. 2013. Assessing natural variation and the effects of charring, burial and pre-treatment on the stable carbon and nitrogen isotope values of archaeobotanical cereal and pulse remains. Journal of Archaeological Science, 40 (12): 4754-4766.
Styring, A., Manning, H., Fraser, R., Wallace, M., Jones, G., Charles, M., Heaton, T., Bogaard, A. and Evershed, R.P, 2013. The effect of charring and burial on the biochemical composition of cereal grains: Investigating the integrity of archaeological plant material. Journal of Archaeological Science, 40 (12): 4767-4779.
Wallace, M., Jones, G., Charles, M., Fraser, Halstead, P., Heaton, T.H.E. and Bogaard, A. 2013. Stable carbon isotope analysis as a direct means of inferring crop water status and water management practices. World Archaeology 45.3: 388-409.
Styring, A.K., Kuhl, A., Knowles, T.D.J., Fraser, R.A., Bogaard, A. and Evershed, R.P. 2012. Practical considerations in the determination of compound-specific amino acid δ15N values in animal and plant tissues by gas chromatography-combustion-isotope ratio mass spectrometry, following derivitisation to their N-acetylisopropyl esters. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry 26: 2328-2334.
Fraser R., Bogaard A., Heaton T., Charles M., Jones G., Christensen B., Halstead P., Merbach I., Poulton P., Sparkes D. and Styring A. 2011. Manuring and stable nitrogen isotope ratios in cereals and pulses: towards a new archaeobotanical approach to the inference of land use and dietary practices. Journal of Archaeological Science, 38, 2790-2804.