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Early life histories: a study of past childhood diet and health using stable isotopes and enamel hypoplasia

Abstract:

The δδ13C and δ15N composition of incremental segments of tooth dentine was used to infer infant and childhood diet in a post-medieval London population, and a hunting and gathering Mesolithic/Neolithic group from Latvia. Health was analysed using defects on the tooth enamel caused by stress, termed enamel hypoplasia. The populations, which differ markedly in their economy, diet and health, were selected because of the difference in childhood experiences between the t...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
History Faculty
Oxford college:
St Cross College
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Division:
SSD
Department:
School of Archaeology
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Division:
SSD
Department:
School of Archaeology
Role:
Supervisor
Publication date:
2015
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
Language:
English
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ora:12277
Deposit date:
2015-09-28

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