Hannah James

PhD Candidate

Research interests

Tracing ancient human and animal migrations using oxygen and strontium isotopes

Mapping environmental strontium isotope values

Application of the Sensitive High Resolution Ion Microprobe (SHRIMP) for the in situ analysis of oxygen isotopes in human and faunal tooth enamel


Who’s been using my burial mound? Radiocarbon dating and isotopic tracing of human diet and mobility at the collective burial site, Le Tumulus des Sables, southwest France, Journal of Archaeological Science Reports, April 2019 Vol 24, 955-966, Hannah F. James, Malte Willmes, Ceridwen A. Boel, Patrice Courtaud, Antoine Chancerel, Elsa Ciesielski, Jocelyne Desideri, Audrey Bridy, Rachel Wood, Ian Moffat, Stewart Fallon, Linda McMorrow, Richard A. Armstrong, Ian S. Williams, Leslie Kinsley, Maxime Aubert, Stephen Eggins, Catherine J. Frieman, Rainer Grün.  -- Available online at: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2352409X1830662X

Rocks, Teeth, and Tools: New insights into early Neanderthal subsistence strategies in South-Eastern France from lithic reconstructions and strontium isotope analysis, PLoS ONE 14(4) April 3 2019. Marie-Hélène Moncel, Paul Fernandes, Malte Willmes, Hannah F. James, and Rainer Grün -- Available online at: https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0214925

Calibrating temperature reconstructions from fish otolith oxygen isotope analysis for California's critically-endangered Delta Smelt, Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, 16 April 2019, Malte Willmes, Levi S. Lewis, Brittany E. Davis, Liane Loiselle, Hannah F. James, Christian Denny, Randall Baxter, Louise Conrad, Nann A. Fangue, Tien-Chieh Hung, Richard A. Armstrong, Ian Williams, Peter Holden, James A. Hobbs -- Available online at: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30993783

Wintertime stress, nursing, and lead exposure in Neanderthal children, Science Advances, volume 4, number 10, 31 October 2018, Tanya M. Smith, Christine Austin, Daniel R. Green, Renaud Joannes-Boyau, Shara Bailey, Dani Dumitriu, Stewart Fallon, Rainer Grün, Hannah F. James, Marie-Hélène Moncel, Ian S. Williams, Rachel Wood, and Manish Arora -- Available online at: http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/4/10/eaau9483

Mapping of bioavailable strontium isotope ratios in France for archaeological provenance studies, Applied Geochemistry, volume 90, pages 75-86, March 2018, Malte Willmes, Clement P. Bataille, Hannah F. James, Ian Moffat, Linda McMorrow, Leslie Kinsley, Richard A. Armstrong, Stephen Eggins, & Rainer Grün -- Available online at: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0883292717304134


Conference Proceedings and Outreach

James, H. 2014, In situ δ18O analysis of human tooth enamel. AAA/ASHA Annual Conference Cairns 1-3 December 2014 http://australianarchaeology.com/gallery/in-situ-δ18o-analysis-of-human-tooth-enamel/

James, H. 2014, Slavery in the Caribbean: Isotopic Evidence of Forced Migration. AAA/ASHA Annual Conference Cairns 1-3 December 2014

Malte Willmes, Hannah James, Ceridwen Boel et al. (2014) Oxygen and strontium isotope tracing of human migration at the Bell Beaker site Le Tumulus des Sables, France., 4763. In Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 16 EGU2014-4763.

Three Minute Thesis (3MT), 'You Are Where You Eat' presentation at the ANU final 2015. Recorded version for the ABC Radio National Science Show, December 2015