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  Multidisciplinary investigation reveals an individual of West African origin buried in a Portuguese Mesolithic shell midden four centuries ago

Peyroteo-Stjerna, R., Simões, L. G., Fernandes, R., Lopes, G., Günther, T., & Jakobsson, M. (2022). Multidisciplinary investigation reveals an individual of West African origin buried in a Portuguese Mesolithic shell midden four centuries ago. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 42: 103370. doi:10.1016/j.jasrep.2022.103370.

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Archaeological material, Methods, Results, References (Supplementary material)
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Peyroteo-Stjerna, Rita, Author
Simões, Luciana G., Author
Fernandes, Ricardo1, Author              
Lopes, Gonçalo, Author
Günther, Torsten, Author
Jakobsson, Mattias, 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: Atlantic Slave Trade, Portugal, Shell midden, Biomolecular archaeology, Ancient DNA, Radiocarbon dating, Stable isotopes, Parish records
 Abstract: Cabeço da Amoreira is a well-studied shell midden with a robust chronology based on a large number of radiocarbon dates on Mesolithic human burials. Surprisingly, we discovered one individual that lived about 400 years ago buried in this site. We employed a multidisciplinary approach integrating archaeology, historical records, genetics, radiocarbon dating and stable isotope analysis to investigate the biogeographic origins of this individual and burial circumstances. We could determine that this was a man of West African origin, probably from Senegambia, arriving in Portugal via the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade. Our study provides new insights into aspects of the life and death of a first-generation African individual in Portugal during the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade period and highlights the power of multidisciplinary research to unravel unwritten history.

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Language(s): eng - English
 Dates: 2022-03-302022-04
 Publication Status: Published in print
 Pages: 9
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 Table of Contents: 1. Introduction
2. Archaeological material
3. Methods
3.1. Radiocarbon and stable isotope analyses of carbon, nitrogen, and oxygen
3.2. Bayesian modelling of chronology, diet, and spatial mobility
3.3. Ancient DNA
3.4. Archaeological and historical record
4. Results
4.1. Chronology
4.2. Archaeological record
4.3. Genetic analysis
4.4. Stable isotopes, diet, and place of origin
4.5. Historical record
5. Discussion
6. Conclusion
 Rev. Type: Peer
 Identifiers: DOI: 10.1016/j.jasrep.2022.103370
Other: shh3190
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Title: Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports
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Publ. Info: Amsterdam [u.a.] : Elsevier
Pages: - Volume / Issue: 42 Sequence Number: 103370 Start / End Page: - Identifier: ISSN: 2352-409X
CoNE: https://pure.mpg.de/cone/journals/resource/2352-409X