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Bibliography and Further Links

Further links

LeCHE project (Lactase persistence)


Vedrovice project (earliest LBK cemetery)


Stable isotopes in archaeology (introduction)


Oxygen isotopes and the Amesbury Archer


Beaker isotope project



Bentley, R.A. 2006. Strontium isotopes from the earth to the archaeological skeleton: a review. Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory 13, 135–87.

Bentley, R.A. and Knipper, C. 2005. Transhumance at the early Neolithic settlement at Vaihingen, Germany. Antiquity 79 ( html).

Bentley, R.A., Krause, R., Price, T.D. and Kaufmann, D. 2003. Human mobility at the early Neolithic settlement of Vaihingen, Germany: evidence from strontium isotope analysis. Archaeometry 45, 481–96.

Bentley, A., Tayles, N., Higham, C., Macpherson, C. and Atkinson, T. 2007. Shifting gender relations at Khok Phanom Di, Thailand: Isotopic evidence from the skeletons. Current Anthropology 48, 301-14.

Chu, N.-C., Henderson, G., Belshaw, N. and Hedges, R. 2006. Establishing the potential of Ca isotopes as proxy for consumption of dairy products. Applied Geochemistry 21, 1656-67.

Cook, G., Bonsall, C., Hedges, R., McSweeney, K., Boronean, V. and Pettitt, P. 2001. A freshwater diet-derived 14C reservoir effect at the Stone Age sites in the Iron Gates gorge. Radiocarbon 43, 453-60.

Fitzpatrick, A. 2003. The Amesbury Archer. Current Archaeology 184, 146-52.

Grupe, G., Price, T.D., Schröter, P., Söllner, F., Johnson, C. and Beard, B. 1997. Mobility of Bell Beaker people revealed by strontium isotope ratios of tooth and bone: a study of southern Bavarian skeletal remains. Applied Geochemistry 12, 517-25.

Hedges, R. and Reynard, L. 2007. Nitrogen isotopes and the trophic level of humans in archaeology. Journal of Archaeological Science 34, 1240‒51.

Jeunesse, C. 1997. Pratiques funéraires au Néolithique ancien: sépultures et nécropoles danubiennes 5500–4900 av. J. C. Paris: Éditions Errance.

Lukes, A. and Zvelebil, M. (eds). 2004. LBK dialogues: studies in the formation of the Linear Pottery Culture. Oxford: BAR.

Price, T.D., Bentley, R.A., Lüning, J., Gronenborn, D. and Wahl, J. 2001. Human migration in the Linearbandkeramik of central Europe. Antiquity 75, 593–603.

Price, T.D., Knipper, C., Grupe, G. and Smrcka, V. 2004. Strontium isotopes and prehistoric human migration: the Bell Beaker period in central Europe. European Journal of Archaeology 7, 9-40.

Price, T.D., Wahl, J. and Bentley, R.A. 2006. Isotopic evidence for mobility and group organization among Neolithic farmers at Talheim, Germany, 5000 BC. European Journal of Archaeology 9, 259-84.

van Klinken, G., Richards, M. and Hedges, R. 2000. An overview of causes for stable isotopic variations in past European human populations: environmental, ecophysiological, and cultural effects. In S. Ambrose and M. Katzenberg (eds), Biogeochemical approaches to paleodietary analysis, 39-63. New York: Kluwer Academic.

Whittle, A. 1996. Europe in the Neolithic. The creation of new worlds. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Whittle, A. 2003. The archaeology of people. Dimensions of Neolithic life. London: Routledge.