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Skeletal Health in Medieval Societies: Insights from Ancient Bone Collagen Stable Isotopes and Dental Histology

Miszkiewicz, Justyna; Stewart, Tahlia; Deter, Chris; Fahy, Geraldine; Mahoney, Patrick

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Traditionally, the study of human skeletal remains from ancient backgrounds (bio-archaeology) has examined skeletal size and shape in relation to written historical records or made interpretations based upon the archaeological record in order to contextualise the biology of once-living people. The unique and irreplaceable value of ancient skeletal remains means that more invasive or destructive methods of analysis are undertaken less often. However, recent advancements in micro-scopic,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019
Type: Book chapter
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/187180
DOI: 10.1007/978-981-13-7256-8

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