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From texts to teeth: A multi-isotope study of sheep and goat herding practices in the Late Bronze Age (‘Mycenaean’) polity of Knossos, Crete

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Linear B administrative documents of the late second millennium BC from urban Knossos, Crete, reveal that spatially extensive and centrally monitored sheep flocks and wool production played a fundamental role in Mycenaean palatial economy. Here we employ multi-isotope (δ13C, δ18O, 87Sr/86Sr) analysis of sequentially sampled sheep and goat tooth enamel bioapatite to explore life histories of animals consumed at Knossos. Interpretation of isotopic results incorporates new baseline data on 87Sr/...

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10.1016/j.jasrep.2018.09.019

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University of Oxford
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Social Sciences Division
Department:
School of Archaeology
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University of Oxford
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School of Archaeology
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Elsevier Publisher's website
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Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports Journal website
Volume:
23
Pages:
36-56
Publication date:
2018-11-02
Acceptance date:
2018-09-22
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2352-409X
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940865
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2018-11-29

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