Molecular and isotopic traces of cooking and consumption of fish at an Early Medieval manor site in eastern middle Sweden
2008 (English)In: Journal of Archaeological Science, Vol. 35, 773-780 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This paper is a presentation of a comparison between prehistoric food culture signals obtained through analyses of lipid food residues in
pottery, i.e. pottery-use, from settlement remains on one hand and bone chemical analyses of human skeletal remains from an adjacent and contemporary
cemetery on the other. The materials derive from the Early Medieval site Tuna in Alsike par., Uppland, Sweden. The results show
a discrepancy between the two food signals and it is argued that pottery-use do not by necessity reflect everyday diet. But it is also argued that
the integration of several food signals together with contextual archaeological data is a fruitful way to begin to understand the complexity of
prehistoric cultures of food.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. Vol. 35, 773-780 p.
Early Medieval period, Food culture, Fish, Diet, Stable isotopes, Pottery-use, Lipid residues
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-12322DOI: doi:10.1016/j.jas.2007.06.009.ISI: 000253743900022OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-12322DiVA: diva2:178842