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dc.contributor.supervisor Hoppa, Robert (Anthropology) Fayek, Mostafa (Anthropology) en_US
dc.contributor.author Gough, Hilary
dc.date.accessioned 2014-01-10T21:38:26Z
dc.date.available 2014-01-10T21:38:26Z
dc.date.issued 2014-01-10
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/23152
dc.description.abstract The mobility patterns of two medieval Danish populations were investigated using oxygen isotopic analysis. Oxygen isotopic data were collected from the dental enamel of 26 individuals, 13 from the urban cemetery, Ole Worms Gade, and 13 from rural Sejet, both located in Central Denmark. Phosphate was chemically isolated as an oxygen analyte and analyzed using Thermal Combustion Elemental – Mass Spectrometry (TC/EA-MS) in order to minimize the effects of diagenesis on the oxygen isotopic composition of enamel. Diagenesis of the dental tissues was also investigated using spectroscopic and microscopic techniques. Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (SIMS) was explored as an alternate method of obtaining isotope data for these materials. Isotope data revealed three possible migrants. Results are interpreted in the context of the shifting socioeconomic climate in medieval Europe. en_US
dc.subject Anthropology en_US
dc.subject Medieval en_US
dc.subject Isotopes en_US
dc.subject Teeth en_US
dc.subject Denmark en_US
dc.subject Migration en_US
dc.title Isotopes and teeth: human movement in two medieval Danish cemetery populations en_US
dc.degree.discipline Anthropology en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Boldsen, Jesper (Anthropology) Halden, Norman (Geological Sciences) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Arts (M.A.) en_US
dc.description.note February 2014 en_US


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