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Stable isotope evidence for diet change in Roman and Medieval Italy: local, regional and continental perspectives

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This thesis investigated dietary change in Roman and Medieval Europe c. AD 1-1500 using stable isotope analysis of humans and animals. Historical and archaeological data present two possibilities for how the social, political and economic changes of this period may have affected food practices. One argument suggests the population collapse and economic depression of the Early Medieval period increased the availability and consumption of meat. The counter- argument suggests that agricultura...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
History Faculty
Oxford college:
Linacre College
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Division:
SSD
Department:
School of Archaeology
Role:
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Division:
SSD
Department:
School of Archaeology
Role:
Supervisor
Division:
SSD
Department:
School of Archaeology
Role:
Supervisor
Publication date:
2012
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
Language:
English
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Local pid:
ora:7300
Deposit date:
2013-09-13

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