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Isotopes and individuals: diet and mobility among the medieval Bishops of Whithorn

Muldner, G.; Montgomery, J.; Cook, G.; Ellam, R.; Gledhill, A.; Lowe, C.

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G. Muldner

G. Cook

R. Ellam

A. Gledhill

C. Lowe



Abstract

Stable isotopes get personal in this analysis of burials at a medieval cathedral. Compared with the local meat-eating rank and file, those people identified as bishops consumed significantly more fish and were incomers from the east. These results, while not so surprising historically, lend much increased confidence that isotope analysis can successfully read the status and mobility of individuals in a cemetery.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Dec 1, 2009
Deposit Date Jul 13, 2011
Publicly Available Date Aug 3, 2011
Journal Antiquity
Print ISSN 0003-598X
Electronic ISSN 1745-1744
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 83
Issue 322
Pages 1119-1133
DOI https://doi.org/10.1017/s0003598x00099403
Keywords Britain, Medieval, Bishops, Clergy, Stable isotopes, Diet, Mobility, Social rank, Strontium Isotopes, Oxygen Isotopes, British-isles, Fresh-waters, Colonization, England, Carbon, UK.
Public URL https://durham-repository.worktribe.com/output/1529939

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