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Investigating population movement by stable isotope analysis: a report from Britain

Budd, P.; Millard, A.; Chenery, C.; Lucy, S.; Roberts, C.

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Authors

P. Budd

C. Chenery

S. Lucy



Abstract

Stable isotopes present in local ground water get into people's teeth before they are 12 years old, and act as a signature to the area where they grew up (and drank the water). In a review of recent work in Britain the authors show the huge potential of this method for detecting population movement – and thus ultimately for investigating questions of migration, exogamy and slavery.

Citation

Budd, P., Millard, A., Chenery, C., Lucy, S., & Roberts, C. (2004). Investigating population movement by stable isotope analysis: a report from Britain. Antiquity, 78(299), 127-141. https://doi.org/10.1017/s0003598x0009298x

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Mar 1, 2004
Deposit Date Nov 17, 2008
Publicly Available Date Jun 17, 2011
Journal Antiquity
Print ISSN 0003-598X
Electronic ISSN 1745-1744
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 78
Issue 299
Pages 127-141
DOI https://doi.org/10.1017/s0003598x0009298x
Keywords Oxygen, Strontium, Isotopes, Residency, Mobility.
Publisher URL http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=9436734&fulltextType=RA&fileId=S0003598X0009298X

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