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1 October 2012 Stable Carbon and Nitrogen Isotopic Measurements of the Wild Animals Hunted by the Norse and the Neo-Eskimo People of Greenland
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Isotopic measurements of the terrestrial and marine wild animal species of greatest importance to Greenlandic Norse and Neo-Eskimo people were obtained to provide a solid basis for undertaking isotopic dietary analyses of these two human groups. The samples studied were animal bones from archaeological excavations of Norse and Neo-Eskimo middens. As expected, the values for the terrestrial and marine species were found to have characteristic isotopic composition, but there is sufficient variation within each group to require detailed consideration in interpreting isotopic information on the humans.

D. Erle Nelson, Jeppe Møhl, Jan Heinemeier, and Jette Arneborg "Stable Carbon and Nitrogen Isotopic Measurements of the Wild Animals Hunted by the Norse and the Neo-Eskimo People of Greenland," Journal of the North Atlantic 2012(sp3), 40-50, (1 October 2012). https://doi.org/10.3721/037.004.s304
Published: 1 October 2012
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