The gathering of the data has been mainly carried out by Kevin Salesse during his PhD (Université de Bordeaux, France) and post-doctoral positions (University of South Florida, USA; Université de Bruxelles, Belgium). For this work, he has been financed by a scholarship of the Ministère de l’Enseignement Supérieur et de la Recherche (2010-2015) as well as the Shohet Scholars Program of the International Catacomb Society (2015-2016). However, the development of the web database and the website has been performed in parallel of main research activities of the first author and was totally self-financed. This part of the project therefore did not receive any specific grant from funding agencies in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors.



Parternship has been established with, a database of isotopic data for archaeology, environmental and life sciences, available at



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The project team would like to gratefully acknowledge Dr. Arwa Kharobi (University of Bournemouth, United Kingdom) for her help, constructive criticism, and her faith in IsoArcH. Her presence next to the team was undoubtedly a great asset.

Moreover, the team wishes to express his special gratitude to Mr. Romain Leguay, Mr. Nicolas Filippi as well as Ms. Mi Wu for their wise technical counsel and their timely assistance for IT tasks.

The team wishes more generally to thank the very large number of people who have generously given the team advice, guidance, information, encouragement, and intellectual enthusiasm to complete this project.