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- Fenner, Jack N.; Clark, Geoffrey; Cressey, Adrian; Valentin, Frédérique; Olesen, Signe Helles; Armstrong, Richard
- Journal of archaeological science: Reports 2015 v.2 pp. 644-653
- archaeology; carbon; collagen; enamel; fauna; humans; immigration; isotopes; nitrogen; oxygen; social class; strontium; traditions; villages; Tonga
- ... Oral traditions, historical sources and geochemical results indicate that Polynesian chiefly societies had extensive inter-island interactions. Tonga was often a central hub of these interactions, particularly during the Tongan state era (750–150 BP). Archaeological evidence for human migration and inter-island mobility based on isotopic data from human remains, however, is sparse. We used stronti ...
- Bonsall, Laura A.; Pickard, Catriona
- Journal of archaeological science: Reports 2015 v.2 pp. 128-140
- archaeology; carbon; dairy products; dietary protein; fauna; foodways; meat; nitrogen; plant-based diet; stable isotopes; England
- ... We combine analysis of carbon and nitrogen stable isotopes and dental pathology to reconstruct diet in a population from late Roman Winchester. The study's aim was to compare isotopic and dental indicators of diet, and combine these with other archaeological evidence to provide a more complete picture of food-ways in a late Romano-British town. Mean δ¹³C and δ¹⁵N values indicate a diet based large ...