About this Journal Submit a Manuscript Table of Contents
Journal of Anthropology
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 534186, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/534186
Research Article

Paleodietary Analysis of Human Remains from a Hellenistic-Roman Cemetery at Camihöyük, Turkey

1Department of Neurosurgery, Gülhane Military Medical Academy, Etlik, 06018 Ankara, Turkey
2Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Gülhane Military Medical Academy, Etlik, 06018 Ankara, Turkey
3Department of Archaeology, Gazi University, 06560 Ankara, Turkey
4Department of Epidemiology, Gülhane Military Medical Academy, Etlik, 06018 Ankara, Turkey

Received 7 November 2012; Revised 23 January 2013; Accepted 21 February 2013

Academic Editor: Scott M. Fitzpatrick

Copyright © 2013 Yusuf İzci et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Linked References

  1. C. Güner, V. Aliev, D. Atamtürk, I. Duyar, and F. Soylemezoglu, “Retention of Zn, Cu, Cd, Pb, and As on human bones unearthed at a Central Anatolian Early Bronze Age excavation site (Resuloğlu, Turkey),” Eurasian Journal of Anthropology, vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 27–39, 2011.
  2. L. L. Klepinger, “Nutritional assessment from bone,” Annual Review of Anthropology, vol. 13, pp. 75–96, 1984. View at Scopus
  3. J. A. Ezzo, “Dietary change and variability at Grasshopper Pueblo, Arizona,” Journal of Anthropological Archaeology, vol. 11, no. 3, pp. 219–289, 1992. View at Scopus
  4. L. L. Klepingera, “Magnesium ingestion and bone magnesium concentration in paleodietary reconstruction: cautionary evidence from an animal model,” Journal of Archaeological Science, vol. 17, no. 5, pp. 513–517, 1990. View at Scopus
  5. J. F. Farnum, M. D. Glascock, M. K. Sandford, and S. Gerritsen, “Trace elements in ancient human bone and associated soil using NAA,” Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, vol. 196, no. 2, pp. 267–274, 1995. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  6. A. Jurkiewicz, D. Wiechuła, R. Nowak, T. Gaździk, and K. Loska, “Metal content in femoral head spongious bone of people living in regions of different degrees of environmental pollution in Southern and Middle Poland,” Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, vol. 59, no. 1, pp. 95–101, 2004. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  7. M. J. Martínez-García, J. M. Moreno, J. Moreno-Clavel et al., “Heavy metals in human bones in different historical epochs,” Science of the Total Environment, vol. 348, no. 1–3, pp. 51–72, 2005. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  8. M. M. Shafer, M. Siker, J. T. Overdier, P. C. Ramsl, M. Teschler-Nicola, and P. M. Farrell, “Enhanced methods for assessment of the trace element composition of Iron Age bone,” Science of the Total Environment, vol. 401, no. 1–3, pp. 144–161, 2008. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  9. J. B. Lambert, S. M. Vlasak, A. C. Thometz, and J. E. Buikstra, “A comparative study of the chemical analysis of ribs and femurs in woodland populations,” American Journal of Physical Anthropology, vol. 59, no. 3, pp. 289–294, 1982. View at Scopus
  10. L. A. Beck, “Bivariate analysis of trace elements in bone,” Journal of Human Evolution, vol. 14, no. 5, pp. 493–502, 1985. View at Scopus
  11. Y. C. Yoo, K. L. Sang, Y. Y. Ja et al., “Organ distribution of heavy metals in autopsy material from normal Korean,” Journal of Health Science, vol. 48, no. 2, pp. 186–194, 2002. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  12. J. E. Buikstra and D. H. Ubelaker, Standards for Data Collection from Human Skeletal Remains, Arkansas Archaeological Survey Research Series, No 44, Arkansas Archaeological Survey Research, Fayetteville, Wash, USA, 1994.
  13. J. B. Lambert, S. Vlasak Simpson, C. B. Szpunar, and J. E. Buikstra, “Bone diagenesis and dietary analysis,” Journal of Human Evolution, vol. 14, no. 5, pp. 477–482, 1985. View at Scopus
  14. M. T. Çırak, “The determination of nutrition of ancient Anatolian population with trace element analysis,” Journal of World of Turks, vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 191–200, 2010.
  15. J. Velasco-Vázquez, M. Arnay-de-la-Rosa, E. González-Reimers, and O. Hernández-Torres, “Paleodietary analysis on the prehistoric population of El Hierro (Canary Islands),” Biological Trace Element Research, vol. 60, no. 3, pp. 235–241, 1997.
  16. J. B. Lambert, C. B. Szpunar, and J. E. Buikstra, “Chemical analysis of excavated human bone from middle and late Woodland sites,” Archaeometry, vol. 21, pp. 115–129, 1979.
  17. J. A. Ezzo, C. S. Larsen, and J. H. Burton, “Elemental signatures of human diets from the Georgia bight,” American Journal of Physical Anthropology, vol. 98, no. 4, pp. 471–481, 1995. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  18. J. E. Ericson, D. R. Smith, and A. R. Flegal, “Skeletal concentrations of lead, cadmium, zinc, and silver in ancient North American Pecos Indians,” Environmental Health Perspectives, vol. 93, pp. 217–223, 1991. View at Scopus
  19. I. Baranowska, K. Czernicki, and R. Aleksandrowicz, “The analysis of lead, cadmium, zinc, copper and nickel content in human bones from the Upper Silesian industrial district,” Science of the Total Environment, vol. 159, no. 2-3, pp. 155–162, 1995. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  20. I. A. Bergdahl, U. Strfmberg, L. Gerhardsson, A. Schqtz, D. A. Chettle, and S. Skerfving, “Concentraciones de plomo en los huesos tibial y calcáneo en relación con la historia de exposición ocupacional al plomo,” Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health, vol. 24, pp. 38–45, 1998.
  21. J. L. Kitman, The Secret History of Lead, The Nation, 2000.
  22. S. J. Rosenberg, Nickel and Its Alloys, Department of Commerce. National Bureau of Standards, Washington, DC, USA, 1968.
  23. G. F. Zimmer, “The use of meteroric iron by primitive man,” The Journal of the Iron and Steel Institute, vol. 94, article 306, 1916.
  24. T. A. Rickart, “The use of meteoric iron,” Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, vol. 71, article 55, 1941.
  25. R. J. Braidwood, J. E. Burke, and N. H. Nachtrieb, “Ancient syrian coppers and bronzes,” Journal of Chemical Education, vol. 28, pp. 87–96, 1951.
  26. F. B. Howard-White, Nickel-An Historical Review, Van Nostrand, 1963.
  27. F. Miculescu, M. Miculescu, L. T. Ciocan et al., “Comparative studies regarding heavy elements concentration in human cortical bone,” Digest Journal of Nanomaterials and Biostructures, vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 1117–1127, 2011. View at Scopus
  28. E. González-Reimers, J. Velasco-Vázquez, M. Arnay-de-la-Rosa, F. Santolaria-Fernández, and L. Galindo-Martín, “Paleonutritional analysis of the pre-Hispanic population from Fuerteventura (Canary Islands),” Science of the Total Environment, vol. 264, no. 3, pp. 215–220, 2001. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  29. L. T. Fairhall, R. C. Dunn, N. E. Sharpless, and E. A. Pritchard, “The toxicity of molybdenum,” Public Health Bulletin, vol. 293, pp. 1–36, 1945.
  30. R. I. Gilbert, Trace element analyses of three Amerindian populations at Dickson Mounds [Ph.D. dissertation], University of Massachusetts, 1975.
  31. S. S. Jeng and L. T. Sun, “Effects of dietary zinc levels on zinc concentrations in tissues of common carp,” Journal of Nutrition, vol. 111, no. 1, pp. 134–140, 1981. View at Scopus
  32. A. L. Rheingold, S. Hues, and M. N. Cohen, “Strontium and zinc content in bones as an indication of diet,” Journrl of Chemical Education, vol. 60, no. 3, pp. 233–234, 1983. View at Scopus
  33. T. Li and B. L. Vallee, “The biochemical and nutritional roles of other trace elements,” in Modern Nutrition in Health and Disease, R. S. Goodhart and M. E. Shils, Eds., Lea and Febiger, Philadelphia, Pa, USA, 6th edition, 1980.
  34. K. Guggenheim and D. Gaster, “The role of manganese, copper, and zinc in the physiology of bones and teeth,” in Biological Mineralization, I. Zipkin, Ed., John Wiley & Sons, New York, NY, USA, 1973.
  35. H. A. Schroeder, J. J. Balassa, and I. H. Tipton, “Essential trace metals in man: manganese. A study in homeostasis,” Journal of Chronic Diseases, vol. 19, no. 5, pp. 545–571, 1966. View at Scopus
  36. H. Nie, D. R. Chettle, L. Q. Luo, and J. M. O’Meara, “In-vivo investigation of a new 109Cd gammaray induced K-XRF bone lead measurement system,” Physics in Medicine and Biology, vol. 51, pp. 351–360, 2006.
  37. M. O. Yamada, T. Minami, M. Ichii et al., “An improved method for estimating original mineral contents in excavated bone using sulfur,” Biological Trace Element Research, vol. 52, no. 2, pp. 155–161, 1996. View at Scopus
  38. M. J. Arnaud, “Update on the assessment of magnesium status,” British Journal of Nutrition, vol. 99, supplement S3, pp. S24–S36, 2008. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  39. R. G. V. Hancock, M. D. Grynpas, and K. P. H. Pritzker, “The abuse of bone analyses for archaeological dietary studies,” Archaeometry, vol. 31, pp. 169–179, 1989.