Deciphering late Quaternary land snail shell delta O-18 and delta C-13 from Franchthi Cave (Argolid, Greece)
Andre C Colonese, Giovanni Zanchetta, Catherine Perles, Russell N Drysdale, Giuseppe Manganelli, Ilaria Baneschi, Elissavet Dotsika, Helene Valladas
Quaternary Research | CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS | Published : 2013
Awarded by Agence Nationale de la Recherche
We gladly acknowledge a grant from the INSTAP who allowed A.C. Colonese and C. Perles to work on the Franchthi shell ornaments and led to the present project, as well as a grant from the Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR-06-Blan-0273). The authors are grateful to George Karavokiros (Hydrological Observatory of Athens, Greece) for kindly providing meteorological data. We thank Kimberlee Sparks (Cornell Stable Isotope Laboratory, USA) for the analytical support for the stable isotope measurements; Angel Alvarez Larena, Javier Martinez (Servei de Difraccio de Raigs X, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain) and Ester Verdun (Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain) for the X-ray analyses and laboratory assistance. The authors would like to thank Gianluca Marino (Institut de Ciencia i Tecnologia Ambientals, Spain), Hugh A. L Henry (University of Western Ontario, Canada), Ioannis Matiatos (National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece) and Panayiota Kotsakiozi (National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece) for exchanges of information and productive discussions. Thanks also to the editors Derek Booth and David Fink, and to Yurena Yanes and one anonymous referee for their comments and suggestions that have contributed to improve this research paper.