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Diet in transitory society : isotopic analysis of medieval population of Central Europe (ninth–eleventh century AD, Czech Republic)

Authors

KAUPOVÁ Sylva VELEMÍNSKÝ Petr HERRSCHER Estelle SLÁDEK Vladimír MACHÁČEK Jiří POLÁČEK Lumír BRŮŽEK Jaroslav

Year of publication 2016
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Citation
Doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12520-016-0427-8
Field Archaeology, anthropology, ethnology
Keywords Stable isotopes; Millet; Middle Ages; Great Moravia; Socioeconomic stratification
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Description Dietary behaviour in the context of the formation of state structure, Christianization, and significant urbanisation was studied, using the Great Moravian Empire (ninth–tenth century AD, Czech Republic) as a representative example. We also analysed the impact of the disruption of social structure at the beginning of the tenth century and subsequent recovery of society during the eleventh century. Carbon and nitrogen isotopic values were measured in 189 adults (both sexes) and 74 animals representing different socioeconomic contexts (power centres/hinterlands) and chronology (Great Moravian/Late Hillfort period).
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