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Tracing Visitors to Our Shores

Publication date: Dec 30, 2013 3:15:38 PM

Start: Jan 13, 2014 4:00:00 PM

Location: Room 612, Institute of Archaeology

Tracing Visitors to Our Shores over the Last 5000 Years

Jane Evans (NERC Isotope Facility, Nottingham) will give the first seminar in the Term II Institute Research Seminar series on Isotopes in Archaeology on 13 January.

Abstract

What moved – artefacts, people or ideas? This talk introduces the principles, methods and challenges in tracing the movement of people through the analysis of human dentition for the isotopes of strontium, to identify their geological origins, and oxygen, to identify the climate zone in which they were raised. It presents case studies from recent excavations such as the Vikings from Weymouth, the Amesbury Archer and Richard III.

The seminar will take place at 4pm in Room 612 at the Institute and will be followed by a reception in the Staff Common Room (Room 609).

All welcome!

Any enquiries about the seminar series may be directed to Ian Freestone.

Institute Research Seminar Programme | Isotopes in Archaeology