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Stable isotope evidence for diet change in Roman and Medieval Italy: local, regional and continental perspectives

Abstract:

This thesis investigated dietary change in Roman and Medieval Europe c. AD 1-1500 using stable isotope analysis of humans and animals. Historical and archaeological data present two possibilities for how the social, political and economic changes of this period may have affected food practices. One argument suggests the population collapse and economic depression of the Early Medieval period increased the availability and consumption of meat. The counter- argument suggests that agricultura...

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Role:
Supervisor
Role:
Supervisor
Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Linacre College
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Archaeology,School of - Archaeology & the History of Art,Research Laboratory for
Publication date:
2012
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
URN:
uuid:35befbc7-3167-4807-8db6-76b517e42ead
Local pid:
ora:7300
Language:
English
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