The second Radiocarbon and Diet symposium will be organised by the Aarhus AMS Centre, Aarhus University, Denmark. It will take place at Aarhus University on June 20-23, 2017 - a time when Aarhus' status as European Capital of Culture coincides with the white nights.
The research focus of this workshop will be on the utility of stable isotopes (hydrogen, carbon, nitrogen, oxygen and sulphur) to infer past dietary histories of prehistoric humans. Because the diet of choice may influence the radiocarbon age of a prehistoric human, stable isotope analysis and dietary reconstructions are essential to infer correct chronologies of prehistoric humans. The symposium will cover topics such as “Human reservoir effects in archaeology”, “Pottery and aquatic foods: radiocarbon and isotopic signatures”, Compound specific isotopic analysis” and “Detecting, quantifying, and modelling dietary reservoir effects”.
We are hoping with this meeting to bring together experts from diverse research fields and we will do our best to inspire to a critical dialogue between the different research fields to enrich and enhance radiocarbon and dietary studies. We very much hope to see you in here in Aarhus.
Julia Lee-Thorp (University of Oxford), Matthew Collins (University of York), Nicki Whitehouse (Plymouth University), Rick Schulting (University of Oxford)
The organizing committee radiocarbonDiet17@phys.au.dk