Pearson, Mike Parker, Chamberlain, A, Jay, Mandy, Richards, Mike, Sheridan, J A, Curtis, Neil, Evans, Jane, Gibson, Alex, Hutchison, Margaret, Mahoney, Patrick, Marshall, P, Montgomery, Janet, Needham, Stuart, O'Mahoney, Sandra, Pellegrini, M and Wilkin, Neil (2016) Beaker people in Britain: migration, mobility and diet. Antiquity, 90 (351). pp. 620-637. ISSN 0003-598XFull text not available from this repository.
The appearance of the distinctive ‘Beaker package’ marks an important horizon in British prehistory, but was it associated with immigrants to Britain or with indigenous converts? Analysis of the skeletal remains of 264 individuals from the British Chalcolithic–Early Bronze Age is revealing new information about the diet, migration and mobility of those buried with Beaker pottery and related material. Results indicate a considerable degree of mobility between childhood and death, but mostly within Britain rather than from Europe. Both migration and emulation appear to have had an important role in the adoption and spread of the Beaker package.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Britain, Bronze Age, Beaker, migration, mobility, diet, Bayesian analysis, isotope analysis, osteology|
|Subjects:||C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
|Theme:||Identities and cultural contacts|
|Department:||Scottish History and Archaeology (from 2012)|
|Depositing User:||Ross Anderson|
|Date Deposited:||28 Nov 2016 15:15|
|Last Modified:||28 Nov 2016 15:15|
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