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dc.contributor.authorMontgomery, Janet*
dc.contributor.authorEvans, J.A.*
dc.contributor.authorNeighbour, T.*
dc.date.accessioned2009-06-09T13:03:14Z
dc.date.available2009-06-09T13:03:14Z
dc.date.issued2009-06-09
dc.identifier.citationMontgomery, J., Evans, J.A. and Neighbour, T. (2003). Sr Isotope Evidence for Population Movement Within the Hebridean Norse Community of NW Scotland. Journal of the Geological Society. Vol. 160, No. 5, pp. 649-653.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/2790
dc.descriptionNo
dc.description.abstractThe excavation at Cnip, Isle of Lewis, Scotland of the largest, and only known family cemetery from the early Norse period in the Hehrides, provided a unique opportunity to use Sr isotope analysis to examine the origins of people who may have been Norwegian Vikings. Sr isotope analysis permits direct investigation of a person's place of origin rather than indirectly through acquired cultural and artefactual affiliations. Sr isotope data suggest that the Norse group at Cnip was of mixed origins. The majority were consistent with indigenous origins but two individuals, of middle-age and different sex. were immigrants. They were, however, not from Norway but were raised separately, most probably on Tertiary volcanic rocks (e.g. the Inner Hebrides or NE Ireland) or, for the female, on marine carbonate rocks.
dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectScotland
dc.subjectCommunities
dc.subjectChordata
dc.subjectVertebrata
dc.subjectTetrapoda
dc.subjectMammalia
dc.subjectEutheria
dc.subjectPrimates
dc.subjectHominidae
dc.subjectPhanerozoic
dc.subjectCenozoic
dc.subjectLewisian
dc.subjectTeeth
dc.subjectViking
dc.subjectEnamel
dc.subject87Sr/86Sr
dc.titleSr Isotope Evidence for Population Movement Within the Hebridean Norse Community of NW Scotland
dc.status.refereedYes
dc.typeArticle
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dc.relation.urlhttp://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa3721/is_200309/ai_n9249151/
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