Show simple item record Birch, P. Gilbertson, D. Grattan, John Mattingly, David Pyatt, Brian Barker, Graeme 2006-08-04T10:16:38Z 2006-08-04T10:16:38Z 1999-07
dc.identifier.citation Birch , P , Gilbertson , D , Grattan , J , Mattingly , D , Pyatt , B & Barker , G 1999 , ' King Solomon's Miners- Starvation and Bioaccumulation? An Environmental Archaeological Investigation in Southern Jordan ' Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety , vol 43 , no. 3 , pp. 305-308 . DOI: 10.1006/eesa.1999.1795 en
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dc.description Pyatt, B. Barker, G. Birch, P. Gilbertson, D. Grattan, J. Mattingly, D. King Solomon's Miners - Starvation and Bioaccumulation? An Environmental Archaeological Investigation in Southern Jordan. Ecotoxicology and Environmental safety 43, 305-308 (1999) Environmental Research, Section B en
dc.description.abstract Copper mining and smelting were important activities in various predesert wadis during the Iron Age, Nabatean, Roman, and Byzantine periods in southern Jordan and major spoil tips to gether with slag heaps remain as a legacy of such enterprises. Barley has grown in the area for a prolonged period and currently wild barley plants are affected by toxic cations, which reduce their yields. It is considered that such plants provide an adequate model to assess how similar plants would have performed, in terms of productivity, in the past. The population of miners/slaves, guards, etc., would have been subject to bioac cumulation of heavy metals, which conceivably would have led to detrimental effects on their health. Inhalation and ingestion of particulate pollutants cannot be discounted. It is argued that the population may have been further weakened as a consequence of food shortage, due to reduced plant productivity, as cereals are important foods for both humans and the animals upon which they are dependent. A sizeable mining community could only have been maintained by large-scale importation of food or a massive intensification of agricultural activity. en
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dc.relation.ispartof Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety en
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dc.title King Solomon's Miners- Starvation and Bioaccumulation? An Environmental Archaeological Investigation in Southern Jordan en
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dc.contributor.institution Quaternary Environmental Change Group en
dc.contributor.institution Department of Geography and Earth Sciences en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en

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