Montgomery, Janet and Budd, Paul and Evans, Jane (2000) 'Reconstructing the lifetime movements of ancient people : a Neolithic case study from southern England.', European journal of archaeology., 3 (3). pp. 370-385.
A new procedure is described in which combined lead and strontium isotope analysis of archaeological human dental tissues can be used to comment on the lifetime movements of individuals. A case study is presented of four Neolithic burials – an adult female and three juveniles – from a shared burial pit excavated at Monkton-up-Wimbourne, Dorset. It is demonstrated that the adult's place of origin was at least 80km to the north-west in the area of the Mendips. It is also shown that all three juveniles moved over significant distances during their lives.
|Additional Information:||Published in association with the European Association of Archaeologists.|
|Keywords:||Dentine, Enamel, Human teeth, Isotope dilution, Lead and strontium isotopes, Neolithic, PIMMS, TIMS.|
|Full text:||(AM) Accepted Manuscript|
Download PDF (361Kb)
|Publisher Web site:||http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/146195710000300304|
|Publisher statement:||The final definitive version of this article has been published in the journal European journal of archaeology, 3(3), 2000 © 2000 Sage Publications by SAGE Publications Ltd at the European journal of archaeology page: http://eja.sagepub.com/ on SAGE Journals Online: http://online.sagepub.com/|
|Record Created:||22 Jan 2014 10:05|
|Last Modified:||22 Jan 2014 14:52|
|Social bookmarking:||Export: EndNote, Zotero | BibTex|
|Look up in GoogleScholar | Find in a UK Library|