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Increasing mobility at the Neolithic/ Bronze Age transition – sulphur isotope evidence from Öland, Sweden
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Archaeological Research Laboratory.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Archaeological Research Laboratory.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Archaeological Research Laboratory.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-9926-6524
Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Geological Sciences.
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2014 (English)In: Internet Archaeology, ISSN 1363-5387, E-ISSN 1363-5387, Vol. 37Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The objective of this investigation is to look at the use of various aquatic, in this case marine, resources in relation to mobility during the Neolithic and Bronze Age periods. On the island of Öland, in the Baltic Sea, different archaeological cultures are represented in the form of material culture and skeletal remains at three sites. We have analysed δ34S values in human remains representing 36 individuals, as well as faunal remains. We investigated intra-individual patterns of mobility from childhood to adulthood, primarily focusing on a passage grave. Taking into account previously published dietary data that demonstrate a wide range of dietary practices involving aquatic resources, we applied a model to estimate the contribution of δ34S from terrestrial protein, to separate mobility from dietary changes, thereby identifying individuals who changed residence, as well as individuals with non-local origins. Evidence of mobility could be demonstrated at two sites. For the third site the consistently marine diet inhibits inferences on mobility based on δ34S analysis. Chronologically, the frequency of non-locals was highest during the Bronze Age, when the diet was very uniform and based on terrestrial resources.

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2014. Vol. 37
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archaeology, stable isotope analysis, sulphur, Neolithic, Bronze Age, mobility, Öland, aquatic resources, the Baltic Sea
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Archaeology
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Archaeological Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-115144DOI: 10.11141/ia.37.10OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-115144DiVA: diva2:795813
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EU, European Research Council, NEST-PATH-043434
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'Human Exploitation of Aquatic Landscapes' special issue (ed. Ricardo Fernandes and John Meadows

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