IsoMemo: a Big isotopic Data initiative
Contact & Partners

Queries on IsoMemo.com should be sent to: contact@isomemo.com

The IsoMemo.com developers

Dr. Ricardo Fernandes
Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research (University of Cambridge)

Physicist and archaeologist specializing in stable and radiometric isotope analysis and Bayesian modelling.
Emails: fernandes@shh.mpg.de and rf385@cam.ac.uk
Ricardo
Dr. Yiming Wang
IsoMemo.com database coordinator and website manager

Isotope geochemist specializing in using leaf wax biomarkers to reconstruct past hydrological and vegetation changes. Data scientist specializing in R.

Email: contact@isomemo.com and isomemo.com@gmail.com
Yiming
Dr. Thomas Larsen
Leibniz-Laboratory for Radiometric Dating and Isotope Research (University of Kiel)

Isotope ecologist specializing in reconstructing animal diets using compound specific isotope analysis.

Email: tl@leibniz.uni-kiel.de
Thomas
Dr. Patrick Roberts
Group Leader of the Stable Isotope Laboratory at the Department of Archaeology, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History

Archaeological scientist specializing in stable isotope applications to past human and hominin diet and ecology.

Email: roberts@shh.mpg.de
Patrick
Dr. Corina Knipper
Curt-Engelhorn-Centre Archaeometry gGmbH

Researcher specialized in stable isotope analysis and radiocarbon dating applied to Archaeology.

Email: corina.knipper@cez-archaeometrie.de
Corina
M.Sc. Feng Feng

Software Programmer specializing in development of Web Applications and Database.

Email: fengfengdestination@hotmail.com
Corina


Partnerships

Parternships have been established with:
14SEA, ArtEmpire, AustArch, CARD, CRC 806 - D4, Edaphobase, Iber-Crono, INTIMATE, IRPA/KIK, IsoArcH, LiVES, OASIS and δIANA, ORAU, RPED, PRIMDAT/HOMDAT, Radon & Radon-B, NZRD , SWVID



14SEA

14SEA: A 14C database for Southeast Europe and Anatolia (10,000–3000 calBC).

14SEA is a new online database targeting the Mesolithic, Neolithic and Chalcolithic periods in Central and Western Anatolia, the Aegean, the Balkans and adjacent areas. The currently 2681 entries provide a chronological framework not only for the dispersal of farming from Anatolia into Europe but also for the major transformations occurring during the Chalcolithic in these areas.
 
14SEA developers

Dr. Agathe Reingruber
Institut für Prähistorische Archäologie (Freie Universität Berlin)

Prehistoric archaeologist specialized on the Neolithic and Chalcolithic periods of the Aegean and the Balkans.
                 

Emails: areingruber@zedat.fu-berlin.de
Agathe
Dr. Laurens Thissen
Thissen Archaeological Ceramics Bureau

Pottery Specialist, Prehistoric Ceramic Assessments

Email: info@tacb-pottery.nl
Laurens


ArtEmpire

ArtEmpire: An ARTery of EMPIRE. Conquest, Commerce, Crisis, Culture and the Panamanian Junction (1513-1671); Host Institution (HI): Universidad Pablo De Olavide, Spain. ERC Consolidator Grant (ERC CoG 648535). Principal investigator: Bethany Aram.

Data obtained from ArtEmpire should be cited as: "to be announced".

Contact for ArtEmpire isotope database

Sandra Pagacs
Research assistant at the Curt-Engelhorn Center for Archaeometry

Performing sample preparation for strontium, oxygen, carbon and nitrogen isotope analyses of teeth and bones, project-related literature research and isotope database work.

Email: sandra.pagacs@cez-archaeometrie.de
Sandra Pagnacs


AustArch

AustArch: a radiocarbon database for Australia

The AustArch dataset consists of 5,044 radiocarbon determinations from 1,748 archaeological sites across Australia. The dataset also contains a further 478 non-radiocarbon ages. The dataset includes all radiocarbon and non-radiocarbon ages associated with archaeological deposits published in the last 60 years of research. AustArch is also part of CARD.

Further Reading:
Williams, A.N., Smith, M.A., Turney, C.S.M., Cupper, M.L. (2008a) AustArch 1: A database of 14C and luminescence ages from archaeological sites in the Australian Arid Zone. Australian Archaeology 66, 99.
Williams, A.N., Smith, M.A. (2012) AustArch 2: A database of 14C and luminescence ages from archaeological sites in the Top End. Australian Archaeology 47: 146.
Williams A.N., Smith, M.A. (2013) AustArch3: A database of 14C and luminescence ages from archaeological sites in southern Australia. Australian Archaeology 76:102.
Williams, A.N., Ulm, S., Smith, M.A., Reid, J. (2014a) AustArch: A Database of 14C and Non-14C Ages from Archaeological Sites in Australia - Composition, Compilation and Review (Data Paper). Internet Archaeology 36: doi:10.11141/ia.36.6 

AustArch developers

Dr. Alan Williams
Extent Heritage Pty Ltd & Climate Change Research Centre (University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia)

Senior archaeologist, team leader and part owner at Extent Heritage Pty Ltd and honorary lecturer at the Climate Change Research Centre

Emails: alanandnicwilliams@hotmail.com
Al
Prof. Dr. Sean Ulm
College of Arts, Society and Education, James Cook University

Professorial Research Fellow/ARC Future Fellow

Email: sean.ulm@jcu.edu.au
Sean


CARD

CARD: Canadian Archaeological Radiocarbon Database

CARD is a global database of +50,000 14C dates from archaeological, geological, and paleoenvironmental contexts. CARD was developed in 1990 and expanded to V2.1 in 2015 with additional features such as a spatial interface, a security wall, unlimited up/downloading and on screen data editing.

Data obtained from OASIS should be cited as: Martindale, Andrew, Richard Morlan, Matthew Betts, Michael Blake, Korand Gajewski, Michelle Chaput, Andrew Mason, and Pierre Vermeersch (2016) Canadian Archaeological Radiocarbon Database (CARD 2.1), accessed Month, day, year.


CARD was developed by Dr. Richard Morlan (Canadian Museum of History) and is managed by:

Andrew Martindale (Director)
Matthew Betts (Canadian Museum of History)
Michael Blake (University of British Columbia)
Michelle Chaput (University of Ottawa)
Konrad Gajewski (University of Ottawa)
Andrew Mason (Golder Ltd.)
Pierre Vermeersch (KU Leuven)
CARD
Dr. Andrew Martindale, Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia
Department of Anthropology and Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies

Director of the UBC Laboratory of Archaeology and CARD

Email: andrew.martindale@ubc.ca
Andrew


CRC 806 - D4

CRC 806 - D4: Chronology, site concentrations, cultural differentiation, and mobility patterns as basis for comparing human environment interaction

Project D4 of the CRC 806 focuses on the question, as to whether the presence, or resp., the absence of humans can be interpreted as a response to natural or cultural environment by integrating data, methods and results from various former CRC-projects and from literature. This integrative approach is based on the analysis of chronological, spatial, geoarchaeological, archaeobiological and cultural data. One of the main questions concerns the reconstruction of diet and mobility of humans and animals. Based on the hypothesis that an increase in the consumption of meat correlates with lower population densities and perhaps higher mobility, we are interested in isotopic measurements of human and animal bones. The collected data will also allow for the reconstruction of foodwebs of various archaeological periods. This also includes the creation of a database of isotopic data.

Database developers and maintainers

PD Dr. Silviane Scharl
Institute of Prehistoric Archaeology, Cologne University

Prehistoric archaeologist specialized on the Neolithic and Chalcolithic periods of Central and Southeast Europe.                                                                

Email: sscharl@uni-koeln.de
Mathieu Boudin
Dr. Birgit Gehlen
Institute of Prehistoric Archaeology, Cologne University

Prehistoric archaeologist specializing in the Mesolithic of Central Europe. Expert on lithics.
                                                  
Email: bgehlen.archgraph@gmx.de
Mark
Prof. Dr. Andreas Zimmermann
Institute of Prehistoric Archaeology, Cologne University

Emeritus Professor of Mesolithic and Neolithic Archaeology
                                                              
Email: a.zimmermann@uni-koeln.de
Andreas


Edaphobase


Edaphobase: is a taxonomic-ecological database system, which combines existing taxonomical primary data on soil organisms from collections, scientific literature and reports etc. originating from many research institutes and persons involved in soil zoology. This data is linked at the species level to ecological background information of the species’ sites of occurrence (i. e., geography, soils, habitat type, climate etc., including also data on stable isotopes in soil and fauna). The data is available to the general public via a web application containing a comprehensive query system, which allows the analysis and evaluation of the data for complex ecological questions of soil-zoological research and monitoring.

Further Reading: Burkhardt, U., Russell, D.J., Decker, P., Döhler, M., Höfer, H., Römbke, J., Trog, C., Vorwald, J., Wurst, E., Xylander, W.E.R. (2014): The edaphobase project of GBIF-Germany – A new online soil-organism zoological data warehouse. Applied Soil Ecology, 83, 3-12. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apsoil.2014.03.021.

Edaphobase contacts

EDAPHOBASE is a product of Senckenberg Museum for Natural History Görlitz (SMNG), State Museum for Natural History Karlsruhe (SMNK), ECT Oekotoxikologie GmbH Flörsheim am Main, RWTH Aachen - Institut für Umweltforschung (Biologie 5), gaiac - Forschungsinstitut für Ökosystemanalyse und –bewertung e.V. and Botanischer Garten/Botanisches Museum der FU Berlin, Referat Biodiversitätsinformatik (BGBM) (BMBF support codes 01LI0901A and 01LI1301A)

Email: developers@edaphobase.org
Edaphobase
Dr. David Russell
Senckenberg Museum of Natural History Görlitz
Head Curator section Mesofauna

Email: david.russell@senckenberg.de
David


Iber-Crono

Iber-Crono: a radiocarbon database for the Iberian Peninsula

Iber-Crono developers

Dr. Joan Antón Barcelo
Quantitative Archaeology Lab, Departament de Prehistòria (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)

Associate Professor at the Department of Prehistory at the University Autónoma de Barcelona (spain), teaching and doing research on statistical issues in archeology.

Email: JuanAntonio.Barcelo@uab.cat
Juan
Dr. Igor Bogdanovic
Quantitative Archaeology Lab, Departament de Prehistòria (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)

Expert technician for the Quantitative Archaeology Lab.

Email: Igor.Bogdanovic@uab.cat
Igor


INTIMATE

INTIMATE: is an open palaeoclimate research community studying the integration of marine, terrestrial and ice core records. Its activities cover a wide range of topics and formats.

The INTIMATE-WP4 database is designed for the age-modelling and chronological correlation of palaeoenvironmental sequences

INTIMATE developers

Prof. Dr. Christopher Ramsey
Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art (University of Oxford)

Director of the Research Laboratory, Director of Oxford Radiocarbon Accelerator Unit. Professor of Archaeological Science. Leader of the INTIMATE project.

Email: christopher.ramsey@rlaha.ox.ac.uk
Christopher
Prof. Dr. Christine S Lane
Department of Geography (University of Cambridge)

Palaeoclimate researcher.

Email: christine.lane@geog.cam.ac.uk
Christine


IRPA/KIK

IRPA/KIK: Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage Web-Based Radiocarbon Database (site under construction)

The database contains thousands of radiocarbon and and stable isotope results, and new data is introduced at regular intervals, with an embargo of at least 2 yrs maintained between the delivery of the report to the submitterand the introduction of the results in the database. Data obtained from the IRPA/KIK database should be cited as: Van Strydonck M, De Roock E, 2011, Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage Web-Based Radiocarbon Database, Radiocarbon Vol 53, No 2, 367-370.

Database developers and maintainers

Dr. Mathieu Boudin
KIK-IRPA (Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage)

Head of radiocarbon laboratory.                                                                    

Email: mathieu.boudin@kikirpa.be
Mathieu Boudin
Prof. Dr. Mark Van Strydonck
KIK-IRPA (Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage)

Chemical engineer, former head of radiocarbon laboratory.                                                         

Email: mark.vanstrydonck@kikirpa.be
Mark
Edwin De Roock
KIK-IRPA (Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage)

IT Project Manager / Software engineer



IsoArcH

IsoArcH : an isotopic database for archaeological samples from the Roman world.

IsoArcH developers and programmers
Dr. Kevin Salesse
Laboratory for Archaeological Science, Department of Anthropology (University of South Florida); UMR 5199 PACEA, De la Préhistoire à l’Actuel : Culture, Environnement, Anthropologie (Université de Bordeaux)
 
Science-based archaeo-anthropologist specializing in biogeochemical analysis of ancient human skeletal remains. IsoArcH creator and developer.

Emails: ksalesse@mail.usf.edu; kevin.salesse@u-bordeaux.fr; kevin.salesse@gmail.com
Kevin Salasse
Xavier de Rochefort
IsoArcH programmer and website manager
 
Computer engineer specializing in development of databases.

Email: contact@xador.fr



LiVES

Emmy-Noether group LiVES, Institute for Prehistoric Archaeology (Freie Universität Berlin)

Data obtained from LiVES should be cited as: Alisa Scheibner, Prähistorische Ernährung in Vorderasien und Europa. Eine kulturgeschichtliche Synthese auf der Basis ausgewählter Quellen. Schriften zum Lebensstandard in der Vorgeschichte 1; Berliner Archäologische Forschungen 16 (Leidorf: Rahden 2016).

Developers of LiVES isotope database

Dr. Eva Rosenstock
Emmy-Noether group LiVES, Institute for Prehistoric Archaeology (Freie Universität Berlin)

Archaeologist utilizing large samples of proxy data (body height, isotopes, etc.) to enlighten prehistoric living conditions

Email: e.rosenstock@fu-berlin.de
Eva Rosenstock
Alisa Scheibner
Emmy-Noether group LiVES, Institute of Prehistoric Archaeology (Freie Universität Berlin)

Archaeologist utilizing large samples of paleodietary data (stable isotopes, animal bones, residue analyses, diet-related pathologies, etc.) to analyze and compare prehistoric dietary habits.

Email: ascheibner@campus.fu-berlin.de
Alisia Scheibner


PRIMDAT/HOMDAT

We are an active research Group that focuses on the application of stable isotope methods to questions of past hominin (including human) and faunal diet, ecology, and environment.

These practical applications alongside data mining from the existing literature are leading to the development and publication of databases collating modern and fossil primate stable isotope measurements from around the world (PRIMDAT) and pre-Holocene hominin and human stable isotope measurements, primarily from Africa and the tropics (HOMDAT).

Developers of PRIMAT and HOMDAT  isotope databases

Dr. Patrick Roberts
Group Leader of the Stable Isotope Laboratory at the Department of Archaeology, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History

Archaeological scientist specializing in stable isotope applications to past human and hominin diet and ecology.

Email: roberts@shh.mpg.de
Eva Rosenstock
Dr. Jana Zech
Laboratory Manager of the Stable Isotope Laboratory at the Department of Archaeology, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History

Geologist specialisaing in compound specific stable isotope analysis of natural and anthropogenic sediments.

Email: zech@shh.mpg.de
Alisia Scheibner



OASIS and δIANA

OASIS (Open-Acess storage for northern isotopic data) is a portal to public databases maintained by Laboratory of Chronology at the Finnish Museum of Natural History - LUOMUS, University of Helsinki. It includes δIANA

Data obtained from δIANA should be cited as: Etu-Sihvola H, Arppe L, Junno A, Uusitalo J and Oinonen M 2015. Dietary isotopic baseline for the ancient north. www.oasisnorth.org/deltaiana. Article in preparation.

Data obtained from OASIS should be cited as: Junno A, Uusitalo J and Oinonen M 2015. Radiocarbon dates of Helsinki University. www.oasisnorth.org/carhu. Article in preparation.

OASIS and δIANA developers (Dietary Isotopic baseline for the Ancient North). A database for North(east) European plant and animal stable isotope values (with focus on the Nordic and Baltic countries, Russia, northern Poland and Germany).

Dr. Markku Oinonen
Laboratory of Chronology, Finnish Museum of Natural History (University of Helsinki)

Physicist specializing in research in chronological methods within archaeology, environmental sciences, geology and industry.

Email: markku.j.oinonen@helsinki.fi
Markku
Dr. Laura Arppe
Laboratory of Chronology, Finnish Museum of Natural History (University of Helsinki)

Isotope geochemist specializing in palaeoenvironmental research

Email: laura.arppe@helsinki.fi
Laura
PhD candidate Heli Etu-Sihvola
Laboratory of Chronology, Finnish Museum of Natural History (University of Helsinki), Department of Archaeology (University of Turku)

Archaeologist specializing in stable isotope analysis and Quaternary geology, dIANA isotope database administrator

Email: heli.etu-sihvola@helsinki.fi
Heli
PhD candidate Joonas Uusitalo
Laboratory of Chronology, Finnish Museum of Natural History (University of Helsinki), Department of Physics (University of Helsinki)

Astronomer specializing in multi-proxy time-series analysis, OASISnorth.org database and website administrator

Email: joonas.uusitalo@helsinki.fi

PhD candidate Aripekka Junno
Department of Biosciences, University of Helsinki,
Laboratory of Chronology, Finnish Museum of Natural History (University of Helsinki),  Department of Philosophy, History, Culture and Art studies (University of Helsinki)

Archaeologist specializing in archaeoinformatics, radiocarbon dating and palaeogenetics

Email: aripekka.junno@helsinki.fi
Aripekka


ORAU database

ORAU: Oxford Radiocarbon Accelerator Unit radiocarbon database.

Contact for the ORAU database

Prof. Dr. Christopher Ramsey
Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art (University of Oxford)

Director of the Research Laboratory, Director of Oxford Radiocarbon Accelerator Unit. Professor of Archaeological Science.


Email: christopher.ramsey@arch.ox.ac.uk
Sandra Pagnacs



Radiocarbon Palaeolithic Europe Database

RPED: Radiocarbon Palaeolithic Europe Database v20 is a database of conventional 14C, AMS 14C, TL, OSL, ESR, Th/U and AAR data. RPED is also part of CARD.

Data obtained from RPED should be cited as: Vermeersch, P.M., 2016. Radiocarbon Palaeolithic Europe Database, Version 20. Available at: http://ees.kuleuven.be/geography/projects/14c-palaeolithic/index.html


Contact for the RPED database

Prof. Pierre M. Vermeersch
Prehistoric Archaeology Unit, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Leuven - KU Leuven

Emeritus Professor of Palaeolithic Archaeology


Email: pierre.vermeersch@kuleuven.be
Sandra Pagnacs


RADON & RADON-B


Radon (Central European and Scandinavian database of radiocarbon dates for the Neolithic and Early Bronze Age) and Radon-B (Database for European radiocarbon dates for the Bronze and Early Iron Age)

Radon is a database of radiocarbon dates for the Neolithic and Early Bronze Age in central Europe and Scandinavia. Data obtained from Radon-B should be cited as: Martin Hinz, Martin Furholt, Johannes Müller, Dirk Raetzel-Fabian, Christoph Rinne, Karl-Göran Sjögren, Hans-Peter Wotzka, RADON - Radiocarbon dates online 2012. Central European database of 14C dates for the Neolithic and Early Bronze Age. www.jungsteinsite.de, 2012, 1-4.

Radon-B provides a quick overview of radiocarbon dates from Europe. The time frame was limited to the Bronze and Early Iron Ages and covers the period from 2300 BC to 500 BC. Data obtained from Radon-B should be cited as: Kneisel et al. 2013: Jutta Kneisel/Martin Hinz/Christoph Rinne, Radon-B. In: http://radon-b.ufg.uni-kiel.de.


Radon has been developed by:                                                                                    

Dirk Raetzel-Fabian
Martin Furholt
Martin Hinz (email: martin.hinz@ufg.uni-kiel.de)
Johannes Müller
Christoph Rinne (email: crinne@ufg.uni-kiel.de)
Karl-Göran Sjögren
Hans-Peter Wotzka
Radon
Radon-B has been developed by:

Martin Hinz (email: martin.hinz@ufg.uni-kiel.de)
Jutta Kneisel (email: jutta.kneisel@ufg.uni-kiel.de)
Nina Krischke
Johannes Müller
Christoph Rinne (email: crinne@ufg.uni-kiel.de)
Marcel Rodens
Helle Vandkilde
RadonB


NZRD

NZRD: New Zealand Radiocarbon Database

The New Zealand Radiocarbon Database contains radiocarbon determinations and associated information for almost 3000 dates obtained from archaeological sites in this country over the past 40 years from New Zealand archaeological sites. The NZRD was a joint initiative between the NZ Department of Conservation, The Waikato Radiocarbon Dating Laboratory and the Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences Ltd.

Contact for NZRD:
Dr. Fiona Petchey
Waikato Radiocarbon Dating Laboratory (University of Waikato)                                                   

Senior Research Fellow


Email: fiona.petchey@waikato.ac.nz
Fiona

SWVID

SWVID:
Stable Water Vapor Isotope Database

Hosted by Yale University and sponsored by the U. S. National Science Foundation, the Stable Water Vapor Isotope Database (SWVID) website archives high-frequency vapor isotope data collected with instruments based on infrared isotopic spectroscopy. The goal of this centralized data depository is to facilitate investigation that transcends disciplinary and geographic boundaries.

Contact for SWVID:
Prof. Xuhui Lee
Sara Shallenberger Brown Professor of Meteorology                                                                     
Director, Yale Center for Earth Observation
Editor-in-Chief, Agricultural and Forest Meteorology
School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
Yale University

Email: xuhui.lee@yale.edu
Xuhui