• The Use of Stable Light Isotopes as a Method of Exploring the Homogeneity and Heterogeneity of diet in Late Bronze Age and Early Iron Age Temperate Europe: A Preliminary Study

      Nicholls, R.; Koon, Hannah E.C. (2016)
      This paper introduces stable light isotope analysis as a method of investigating the homogeneity and heterogeneity of communities inhabiting areas of the East Alpine region during the Late Bronze Age and Early Iron Age. It will present a short review on the use of carbon and nitrogen light isotope values, and discuss how they provide insight into the diet and health of past populations. A pilot study of results obtained from the bone collagen of 14 individuals, from 6 sites located in modern-day Slovenia and northern Croatia, will also be presented. This small dataset provides an example of the values that will be collected throughout the ENTRANS Project, and how they can be used as a tool to investigate the lives of people in the past.