Richards, M. P., Fuller, B. T. and Molleson, T. I. (2006). Stable isotope palaeodietary study of humans and fauna from the multi-period (Iron Age, Viking and late medieval) site of Newark Bay, Orkney. J Archaeol Sci 33 (1). Vol 33(1), pp. 122-131.

Title
Title
The title of the publication or report
Title:
Stable isotope palaeodietary study of humans and fauna from the multi-period (Iron Age, Viking and late medieval) site of Newark Bay, Orkney
Issue
Issue
The name of the volume or issue
Issue:
J Archaeol Sci 33 (1)
Series
Series
The series the publication or report is included in
Series:
Journal of Archaeological Science
Volume
Volume
Volume number and part
Volume:
33 (1)
Page Start/End
Page Start/End
The start and end page numbers.
Page Start/End:
122 - 131
Biblio Note
Biblio Note
This is a Bibliographic record only.
Biblio Note
The ADS have no files for download on this page but further information is available online, normally as an electronic version maintained by the Publisher, or held in a larger collection such as an ADS Archive. Please refer to the DOI or URI listed in the Relations section of this record to locate the information you require. In the case of non-ADS resources, please be aware that we cannot advise further on availability.
Publication Type
Publication Type
The type of publication - report, monograph, journal article or chapter from a book
Publication Type:
Journal
Abstract
Abstract
The abstract describing the content of the publication or report
Abstract:
The authors report on stable carbon and nitrogen isotope measurements of human and faunal bone collagen from the Iron Age, Viking Age, and late medieval site of Newark Bay, Orkney. A wide range of results was found for humans in both 13C and 15N values. The enriched carbon and nitrogen values indicate the consumption of significant amounts of marine protein, which is very unusual for post-Mesolithic (e.g. 4000 cal BC) UK and European populations. Also of interest is a statistically significant difference in 13C and 15N values, and therefore diets, between adult males and females at this site, with males having, on average, a higher proportion of marine protein than females. The weaning age of the sub-adults was difficult to interpret due to the large isotopic variation in the adult females, but nearly all individuals between birth and 1.25 years have elevated 15N values indicating that they were breastfed to some extent.
Author
Author
The authors of this publication or report
Author:
Michael P Richards
B T Fuller
Theya I Molleson
Year of Publication
Year of Publication
The year the book, article or report was published
Year of Publication:
2006
Locations
Locations
Any locations covered by the publication or report. This is not the place the book or report was published.
Subjects / Periods:
Mesolithic (MIDAS)
Iron Age (MIDAS)
Stable Carbon (Auto Detected Subject))
Faunal Bone (Auto Detected Subject))
Iron Age Viking (Auto Detected Temporal)
Medieval (Auto Detected Temporal)
Medieval (MIDAS)
Early Medieval (MIDAS)
Source
Source
Where the record has come from or which dataset it was orginally included in.
Source:
Source icon
BIAB (The British & Irish Archaeological Bibliography (BIAB))
Relations
Relations
Other resources which are relevant to this publication or report
Relations:
URI: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/03054403
Created Date
Created Date
The date the record of the pubication was first entered
Created Date:
12 May 2006