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“We don’t eat, what you eat”: can isotope-based diet reconstruction detect the movement of Celtic and Germanic invasions into Italy?



Year of publication 2021
Type Appeared in Conference without Proceedings
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Description Overpopulation, economic crisis, armed conflicts, climate change, or their combination are some of the causes that can lead to mass migrations. As migrant populations encounter a new physical and cultural environment their traditional lifestyle may undergo changes. In our project, we investigated the impact of spatial mobility on the dietary habits of migrant populations during the Iron Age and the Migration Period. Our main research goal was to assess processes of dietary acculturation by Germanic and Celtic migrant populations arriving in northern Italy. During the 4th century BCE, the Etruscan region of Emilia Romagna (Northern Italy) witnessed the arrival of Celtic populations from Central Europe while during the 5th and 6th century CE the region was one of the main clusters of Germanic settlement in the Po valley. During our presentation, we presented preliminary research results.
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