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Durham University

Department of Archaeology

Staff

Publication details for Professor Charlotte Roberts

Budd, P., Millard, A., Chenery, C., Lucy, S. & Roberts, C. (2004). Investigating population movement by stable isotope analysis: a report from Britain. Antiquity 78(299): 127-141.

Author(s) from Durham

Abstract

Stable isotopes present in local ground water get into people's teeth before they are 12 years old, and act as a signature to the area where they grew up (and drank the water). In a review of recent work in Britain the authors show the huge potential of this method for detecting population movement � and thus ultimately for investigating questions of migration, exogamy and slavery.