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Food fit for a Khan: Stable isotope analysis of the elite Mongol Empire cemetery at Tavan Tolgoi, Mongolia

Fenner, Jack; Tumen, Dashtseveg; Khatanbaatar, Dorjpurev


The creation and expansion of the Mongol Empire during the thirteenth century A.D. brought with it many changes, both for the conquered peoples and for the conquerors themselves. Ruling elite Mongols in foreign lands imposed new customs onto their new subjects, but also adopted some of the characteristics of the cultures they ruled; these are topics of sustained and continuing research interest. Equally interesting but less well researched is what impact the Empire had on Mongols remaining in...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Archaeological Science
DOI: 10.1016/j.jas.2014.03.017
Access Rights: Open Access


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