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Investigating population movement by stable isotope analysis: a report from Britain

  • Paul Budd (a1), Andrew Millard (a1), Carolyn Chenery (a2), Sam Lucy (a1) and Charlotte Roberts (a1)...
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Stable isotopes present in local ground water get into people's teeth before they are 12 years old, and act as a signature to the area where they grew up (and drank the water). In a review of recent work in Britain the authors show the huge potential of this method for detecting population movement – and thus ultimately for investigating questions of migration, exogamy and slavery.

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