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  Multidisciplinary investigations of the diets of two post-medieval populations from London using stable isotopes and microdebris analysis

Bleasdale, M., Ponce, P., Radini, A., Wilson, A. S., Doherty, S., Daley, P., et al. (2019). Multidisciplinary investigations of the diets of two post-medieval populations from London using stable isotopes and microdebris analysis. Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences, s12520-019-00910-8. doi:10.1007/s12520-019-00910-8.

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Bleasdale, Madeleine1, Author              
Ponce, Paola, Author
Radini, Anita, Author
Wilson, Andrew S., Author
Doherty, Sean, Author
Daley, Patrick, Author
Brown, Chloe, Author
Spindler, Luke, Author
Sibun, Lucy, Author
Speller, Camilla, Author
Alexander, Michelle M., Author
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1Archaeology, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Max Planck Society, ou_2074312              

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Free keywords: Diet, Collagen, Isotopes, Hair, Calculus, Post-medieval
 Abstract: This paper presents the first multi-tissue study of diet in post-medieval London using both the stable light isotope analysis of carbon and nitrogen and analysis of microdebris in dental calculus. Dietary intake was explored over short and long timescales. Bulk bone collagen was analysed from humans from the Queen’s Chapel of the Savoy (QCS) (n = 66) and the St Barnabas/St Mary Abbots (SB) (n = 25). Incremental dentine analysis was performed on the second molar of individual QCS1123 to explore childhood dietary intake. Bulk hair samples (n = 4) were sampled from adults from QCS, and dental calculus was analysed from four other individuals using microscopy. In addition, bone collagen from a total of 46 animals from QCS (n = 11) and the additional site of Prescot Street (n = 35) was analysed, providing the first animal dietary baseline for post-medieval London. Overall, isotopic results suggest a largely C3-based terrestrial diet for both populations, with the exception of QCS1123 who exhibited values consistent with the consumption of C4 food sources throughout childhood and adulthood. The differences exhibited in δ15Ncoll across both populations likely reflect variations in diet due to social class and occupation, with individuals from SB likely representing wealthier individuals consuming larger quantities of animal and marine fish protein. Microdebris analysis results were limited but indicate the consumption of domestic cereals. This paper demonstrates the utility of a multidisciplinary approach to investigate diet across long and short timescales to further our understanding of variations in social status and mobility.

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Language(s): eng - English
 Dates: 2019-08-16
 Publication Status: Published online
 Pages: 21
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 Rev. Method: Peer
 Identifiers: DOI: 10.1007/s12520-019-00910-8
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Title: Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences
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Publ. Info: Berlin [u.a.] : Springer
Pages: - Volume / Issue: - Sequence Number: s12520-019-00910-8 Start / End Page: - Identifier: ISSN: 1866-9557
CoNE: https://pure.mpg.de/cone/journals/resource/1866-9557