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Lead isotope analysis of tooth enamel from a Viking Age mass grave in Southern Britain and the constraints it places on the origin of the individuals

Evans, J.A.; Pashley, V.; Chenery, C.A.; Loe, L.; Chenery, S.R.. 2018 Lead isotope analysis of tooth enamel from a Viking Age mass grave in Southern Britain and the constraints it places on the origin of the individuals. Archaeometry. https://doi.org/10.1111/arcm.12361

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This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Evans, J.A.; Pashley, V.; Chenery, C.A.; Loe, L.; Chenery, S.R.. 2018 Lead isotope analysis of tooth enamel from a Viking Age mass grave in Southern Britain and the constraints it places on the origin of the individuals. Archaeometry. https://doi.org/10.1111/arcm.12361 , which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1111/arcm.12361. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving
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Abstract/Summary

Lead analysis of tooth enamel from individuals recovered from a Viking Age burial pit in southern England provides further evidence for their childhood origins outside Britain. All except one of the men have very low Pb concentrations that exclude anthropogenic Pb exposure. Strontium and oxygen isotope compositions identify a core group of men who have Pb isotope compositions of 208Pb/206Pb = 2.065 ± 0.021 (n = 20, 2SD) that, when compared with data from European soils, appear to exclude a childhood in the Scandinavian countries of Norway, Sweden and Finland, whereas areas of Northern continental Europe cannot be excluded.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): https://doi.org/10.1111/arcm.12361
ISSN: 0003813X
Date made live: 09 Feb 2018 16:22 +0 (UTC)
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/519266

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