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Investigating dietary life histories and mobility of children buried in St Gertrude Church Cemetery, Riga, Latvia (15th– 17th centuries AD)

Petersone‐Gordina, E.; Montgomery, J.; Millard, A.R.; Roberts, C.; Gröcke, D.R.; Gerhards, G.

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E. Petersone‐Gordina

D.R. Gröcke

G. Gerhards



Abstract

Carbon and nitrogen isotope profiles were obtained from incremental dentine analysis of 19 non‐adults from a cemetery in Riga, Latvia. The research compared the life histories and diet between people buried in two mass graves and the general cemetery. The δ13C profiles of several children from the mass graves were similar but did not resemble the patterns seen in children from the general cemetery, suggesting that they probably represented a different population group. The rise in δ15N values towards the end of the life of four individuals from one mass grave suggests they were victims of an historically documented famine.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Nov 6, 2019
Online Publication Date Jan 2, 2020
Publication Date 2020-08
Deposit Date Nov 18, 2019
Publicly Available Date Jan 2, 2020
Journal Archaeometry
Print ISSN 0003-813X
Electronic ISSN 1475-4754
Publisher Wiley
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 62
Issue S1
Pages 3-18
DOI https://doi.org/10.1111/arcm.12520
Public URL https://durham-repository.worktribe.com/output/1277236

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Advance online version © 2019 The Authors. Archaeometry published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd on behalf of University of Oxford. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.






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