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

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  • R.P. Beukens
  • J.H. Barrett
  • R.A. Nicholson


Publication details

DatePublished - Mar 2001
Issue number287
Number of pages9
Pages (from-to)145-154
Original languageEnglish


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.

    Research areas

  • Vikings, fish bones, Orkney, Shetland, carbon isotopes

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