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Diet and ethnicity during the Viking colonisation of northern Scotland: evidence from fish bones and stable carbon isotopes

Barrett, J.H., Beukens, R.P. and Nicholson, R.A. (2001) Diet and ethnicity during the Viking colonisation of northern Scotland: evidence from fish bones and stable carbon isotopes. Antiquity, 75 (287). pp. 145-154. ISSN 0003-598X

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Abstract

Diet and ethnicity are strongly related. Recent work on fish-bone ratios and stable carbon isotopes suggest that the Vikings increased the fish contribution to the diet of Orkney and Shetland by a greater investment in deep-sea fishing.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Vikings, fish bones, Orkney, Shetland, carbon isotopes
Institution: The University of York
Academic Units: The University of York > Archaeology (York)
Depositing User: York RAE Import
Date Deposited: 28 Aug 2009 10:27
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2009 10:27
Published Version: http://antiquity.ac.uk/Ant/075/0145/Ant0750145.pdf
Status: Published
Publisher: Antiquity Publications
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/5610

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