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Tracing Visitors To Our Shores Over The Last 5000 Years

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One of the big questions in archaeology is: Do people move or do artefacts move? If you come across a burial in Britain, of a person who has a beautiful Germanic brooch, can you conclude that the person is of continental origin, or simply that a German brooch was bought in Britain? Isotope analysis is providing a method of addressing these questions because we can look at the composition of someone’s tooth and determine whether they came from the area in which they are buried, or if they are from elsewhere. This talk will explain how isotope studies have developed the understanding of human migration in the past

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