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Investigating dietary life histories and mobility of children buried in St Gertrude Church Cemetery, Riga, Latvia (15th– 17th centuries AD).

Petersone‐Gordina, E. and Montgomery, J. and Millard, A. R. and Roberts, C. and Gröcke, D. R. and Gerhards, G. (2020) 'Investigating dietary life histories and mobility of children buried in St Gertrude Church Cemetery, Riga, Latvia (15th– 17th centuries AD).', Archaeometry., 62 (S1). pp. 3-18.

Abstract

Carbon and nitrogen isotope profiles were obtained from incremental dentine analysis of 19 non‐adults from a cemetery in Riga, Latvia. The research compared the life histories and diet between people buried in two mass graves and the general cemetery. The δ13C profiles of several children from the mass graves were similar but did not resemble the patterns seen in children from the general cemetery, suggesting that they probably represented a different population group. The rise in δ15N values towards the end of the life of four individuals from one mass grave suggests they were victims of an historically documented famine.

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Status:Peer-reviewed
Publisher Web site:https://doi.org/10.1111/arcm.12520
Publisher statement:© 2019 The Authors. Archaeometry published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd on behalf of University of Oxford. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Date accepted:06 November 2019
Date deposited:02 January 2020
Date of first online publication:02 January 2020
Date first made open access:02 January 2020

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