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

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JournalAntiquity
DatePublished - Mar 2001
Issue number287
Volume75
Number of pages10
Pages (from-to)145-154
Original languageEnglish

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.

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  • cod, Vikings, fish bones, Orkney, Shetland, carbon isotopes, AGE CALIBRATION, ARCHAEOLOGY, MIGRATION, COLLAGEN, ORKNEY

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