Diet and status in Birka: stable isotopes and grave goods compared
2008 (English)In: Antiquity, ISSN 0003-598X, E-ISSN 1745-1744, Vol. 82, no 316, 446-461 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
In this paper the authors investigate isotopic signatures of burials from the famous Viking period cemetery at Birka in Sweden, comparing their results on diet with the status and identities of individuals as interpreted from grave goods. These first observations offer a number of promising correlations, for example the shared diet of a group of women associated with trade, and a marine emphasis among men buried with weapons.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. Vol. 82, no 316, 446-461 p.
Birka, Vikings, diet, stable isotopes, carbon, nitrogen, sulphur
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-58271ISI: 000256726000017OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-58271DiVA: diva2:420250
authorCount :42011-05-312011-05-302011-05-31Bibliographically approved