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Seasonality of shellfish gathering using oxygen isotope analysis of Crassostrea gigas from the Gagok-ri shell midden site, Dangjin
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  • Journal title : The Korean Journal of Malacology
  • Volume 30, Issue 1,  2014, pp.1-8
  • Publisher : The Malacological Society of Korea
  • DOI : 10.9710/kjm.2014.30.1.1
 Title & Authors
Seasonality of shellfish gathering using oxygen isotope analysis of Crassostrea gigas from the Gagok-ri shell midden site, Dangjin
An, Deogim; Lee, Insung;
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 Abstract
Oxygen isotope analysis was carried out on a oyster (Crassostrea gigas) from the neolithic age Gagok-ri shell midden site, Dangjin, Korea to determine the seasonality of shellfish gathering and site occupation. Isotope samples were taken from the hinge section of the left valve of the oyster. The isotope values of the shell range from -2.02‰ to -6.05‰ vs PDB. The isotope profile shows a seasonal temperature cycle, providing information related to seasonality of shellfish gathering. The isotope values towards the edge of the hinge are gradually increasing, suggesting progressively cooling and a fall period of shell gathering and site occupation. The result shows that the oxygen isotope analysis using oyster shell hinges can be used for archaeological seasonality studies.
 Keywords
oyster (Crassostrea gigas);oxygen isotope analysis;seasonality;Neolithic;Gagok-ri shell midden;
 Language
Korean
 Cited by
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산소동위원소 분석을 이용한 신석기시대 연대도 패총의 굴 (Crassostrea gigas) 채집 계절성 연구,안덕임;이인성;

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