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|Title:||Lead isotope ratios as a means of sourcing anthropogenic lead in archaeological soils: A pilot study of an abandoned Shetland croft|
Bacon, Jeffrey R
Cresser, Malcolm S
|Keywords:||lead isotope ratios|
|Citation:||Wilson C, Bacon JR, Cresser MS & Davidson D (2006) Lead isotope ratios as a means of sourcing anthropogenic lead in archaeological soils: A pilot study of an abandoned Shetland croft, Archaeometry, 48 (3), pp. 501-509.|
|Abstract:||Results from soil chemical analysis have demonstrated enhanced concentrations of lead (Pb) associated with archaeological sites. However, interpretation of these Pb concentrations is difficult because of the multitude of possible Pb sources. This pilot study of an abandoned croft in Shetland suggests that Pb isotope ratios have the potential to identify sources of anthropogenic Pb. The results highlight two different Pb associations. The first includes hearth, house floor and house overburden soils, with end members of fuel materials and an unidentified material with a low (< 1.126) 206Pb/207Pb ratio. The second includes byre, kailyard (garden) and arable soils, with end members of hearth materials and local wind-blown sand.|
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|Affiliation:||Biological and Environmental Sciences|
Macaulay Land Use Research Institute
University of York
Biological and Environmental Sciences
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