Isotope analysis, including stable isotope analysis, radiocarbon dating, and strontium isotope analysis, has been applied in archaeology for many decades. Yet, recent developments in the analysis of specific compounds, the study of more in-depth ecological baselines, and understandings of isotopic systems mean that the field continues to develop and mature. In order to celebrate the arrival of ISBA in Jena in 2018 the Stable Isotope Research Group of the Department of Archaeology is hosting a short, one-day invited workshop on Monday 17th of September that will focus on recent developments and future avenues of isotope research in archaeology. The workshop will bring together major global leaders in this field, alongside new generations of researchers, in order to discuss the complexities and promise of evolving isotopic approaches. Sessions will be focused on migration, compound specific methodological developments, ‘big data’ methodologies, and the use of inorganic materials for isotope analysis. Emphasis will be placed on developing ‘good practice’ for constraining interpretation, ensuring comparable datasets, and facilitating pan-disciplinary discussion and application.
While space is limited, those with an interest in isotope research in archaeology are encouraged to register and attend. The workshop will take place in the Villa building at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. If you are interested in coming along it is essential that you contact Jenny Broemel in advance at: email@example.com
A full list of attendees and abstracts will be made available on this website following the workshop.