Bone and tooth tissues are important biological archives to study eating habits and provenance of ancient humans and animals. By taking advantage of the high spatial resolution offered by the Laser Ablation Multi Collector Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (LA–MC–ICPMS) technique, we investigated the 87Sr/86Sr intra-tooth variability of two Stephanorhinus hundsheimensis tooth fragments from the Middle Pleistocene site of Isernia La Pineta. We detected significant Sr isotopes variability within the rhinos tooth enamel (enamel average ±2 sigma: sample RH–IS30 0.70951 ± 0.00014; sample RH–IS260.70976 ± 0.00015) with values higher than the “local”87Sr/86Sr ratio (dentine average ±2 sigma: sample RH–IS30 0.70918 ± 0.00013; sample RH–IS26 0.70934 ± 0.00009). This is likely linked to a different water and food intake with a Sr isotopic signature similar to volcanic soils nearby (Roccamonfina: from 0.7093 to 0.7100; Colli Albani: >0.7100) and supports the idea that the Stephanorhinus hundsheimensis species moved around seasonally. The improvement of non-destructive, accurate and precise analytical methods to decrypt the information hidden within bone and tooth hard tissues of archeological material is crucial to unravel critical questions about evolution, migration and ecology of human and animals. We have successfully took upon this challenge using three matrix-matched reference materials, with variable Sr concentration (c.a. 100–1000 ppm), to correct unresolved interferences arising from LA analyses.

In situ high spatial resolution 87Sr/86Sr ratio determination of two Middle Pleistocene (c.a. 580 ka) Stephanorhinus hundsheimensis teeth by LA–MC–ICP–MS / Lugli, Federico; Cipriani, Anna; Peretto, Carlo; Mazzucchelli, Maurizio; Brunelli, Daniele. - In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MASS SPECTROMETRY. - ISSN 1387-3806. - ELETTRONICO. - 412(2017), pp. 38-48. [10.1016/j.ijms.2016.12.012]

In situ high spatial resolution 87Sr/86Sr ratio determination of two Middle Pleistocene (c.a. 580 ka) Stephanorhinus hundsheimensis teeth by LA–MC–ICP–MS

LUGLI, FEDERICO;CIPRIANI, Anna;MAZZUCCHELLI, Maurizio;BRUNELLI, Daniele
2017

Abstract

Bone and tooth tissues are important biological archives to study eating habits and provenance of ancient humans and animals. By taking advantage of the high spatial resolution offered by the Laser Ablation Multi Collector Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (LA–MC–ICPMS) technique, we investigated the 87Sr/86Sr intra-tooth variability of two Stephanorhinus hundsheimensis tooth fragments from the Middle Pleistocene site of Isernia La Pineta. We detected significant Sr isotopes variability within the rhinos tooth enamel (enamel average ±2 sigma: sample RH–IS30 0.70951 ± 0.00014; sample RH–IS260.70976 ± 0.00015) with values higher than the “local”87Sr/86Sr ratio (dentine average ±2 sigma: sample RH–IS30 0.70918 ± 0.00013; sample RH–IS26 0.70934 ± 0.00009). This is likely linked to a different water and food intake with a Sr isotopic signature similar to volcanic soils nearby (Roccamonfina: from 0.7093 to 0.7100; Colli Albani: >0.7100) and supports the idea that the Stephanorhinus hundsheimensis species moved around seasonally. The improvement of non-destructive, accurate and precise analytical methods to decrypt the information hidden within bone and tooth hard tissues of archeological material is crucial to unravel critical questions about evolution, migration and ecology of human and animals. We have successfully took upon this challenge using three matrix-matched reference materials, with variable Sr concentration (c.a. 100–1000 ppm), to correct unresolved interferences arising from LA analyses.
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In situ high spatial resolution 87Sr/86Sr ratio determination of two Middle Pleistocene (c.a. 580 ka) Stephanorhinus hundsheimensis teeth by LA–MC–ICP–MS / Lugli, Federico; Cipriani, Anna; Peretto, Carlo; Mazzucchelli, Maurizio; Brunelli, Daniele. - In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MASS SPECTROMETRY. - ISSN 1387-3806. - ELETTRONICO. - 412(2017), pp. 38-48. [10.1016/j.ijms.2016.12.012]
Lugli, Federico; Cipriani, Anna; Peretto, Carlo; Mazzucchelli, Maurizio; Brunelli, Daniele
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