Articles | Volume 12, issue 4
Data description paper
23 Dec 2020
Data description paper |  | 23 Dec 2020

Bioavailable soil and rock strontium isotope data from Israel

Ian Moffat, Rachel Rudd, Malte Willmes, Graham Mortimer, Les Kinsley, Linda McMorrow, Richard Armstrong, Maxime Aubert, and Rainer Grün

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Short summary
This research has measured the bioavailable strontium isotope composition of soil and rock samples from the major geological units in Israel. Plants, animals and people take up this value into their bones and teeth via food and water and so mapping these values has important implications for understanding where archaeological, ecological, food science and forensic samples are from.