Research data supporting 'Multi-tissue and multi-isotope (δ13C, δ15N, δ18O and 87/86Sr) data for early medieval human and animal palaeoecology'
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Leggett, S., Rose, A., Praet, E., & Le Roux, P. (2021). Research data supporting 'Multi-tissue and multi-isotope (δ13C, δ15N, δ18O and 87/86Sr) data for early medieval human and animal palaeoecology' [Dataset]. https://doi.org/10.17863/CAM.58286
This dataset is the result of the first author's PhD research in the Department of Archaeology, University of Cambridge from 2016-2020 entitled "Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you who you are’: A Multi-Tissue and Multi-Scalar Isotopic Study of Diet and Mobility in Early Medieval England and its European Neighbours". It is a compilation of primary isotopic work and data from published literature. The dates of publication of data included range from 1995-2019. The core objective was to construct a standardised and consistent dataset within which would sit our own primary isotope data, detailing contextual data for sites/cemeteries and the associated bio-cultural data for the human burials and fauna analysed for various isotope ratios. Ultimately this dataset should enable easy meta-analyses of the available data. The geographical range of the data is within Europe, and the chronological scope of archaeological sites includes Roman Iron Age sites through to High Medieval. It includes carbon and nitrogen stable isotope data from human and animal collagen (bones and dentine) as well as carbon, oxygen and strontium data from bioapatite (tooth enamel and bone). Published data was collated using Web of Science and Google searches as well as from archaeological site reports and occasionally additional data was provided when requested from authors (details in the reference column of each sheet). Full details of standardisation methods, site and bio-cultural data decisions can be found in the associated publication.
This is an MS Excel spreadsheet with multiple sheets alongside UTF-8 CSV files of the individualised sheets are also available together inside a ZIP file.
Europe, medieval, isotopes, diet, mobility, collagen, tooth enamel, enamel carbonate, dentine, apatite, archaeology, palaeoecology, palaeodiet, carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, strontium
Related Item: https://doi.org/10.17863/CAM.63545
Is supplemented by: https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/319421
Publication Reference: https://doi.org/10.1002/ecy.3349
The Cambridge Trust, Newnham College, the Cambridge Philosophical Society, the Kathleen Hughes Memorial Fund, the University of Roehampton, the Leicestershire Archaeological and Historical Society, the Wellcome Trust
This record's DOI: https://doi.org/10.17863/CAM.58286