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dc.contributor.authorJones, Jennifer Rose
dc.contributor.authorMulville, Jacqui
dc.contributor.otherUniversidad de Cantabriaes_ES
dc.date.accessioned2020-01-28T10:03:14Z
dc.date.available2020-01-28T10:03:14Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.issn2352-409X
dc.identifier.issn2352-4103
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10902/17930
dc.description.abstractDespite being surrounded by aquatic resources, the Prehistoric populations of the North Atlantic Islands have a complex history of aquatic resource that until now has been little understood. Specifically the changing importance and uses of aquatic resources through time, and the role of aquatic resources in the management of animals in prehistory requires further attention. This paper presents results of faunal isotopic analysis in combination with existing human isotopic evidence and zooarchaeological datasets from Neolithic, Bronze Age and Iron Age sites in the Western Isles (also known as the Outer Hebrides) and Orkney to explore the importance of aquatic resources in the lives of these prehistory populations. In Orkney coastal grazing was an important aspect in the management of sheep throughout prehistory, whereas in the Western Isles this was only evident in the Bronze Age. Aquatic protein was also used in the management of pigs in the Western Isles during the Middle Iron Age. There is little evidence of humans consuming aquatic resources in the Neolithic, and only minor evidence of consumption in the Bronze Age. During the Iron Age aquatic resources become more important in the diet of humans. The Prehistoric Atlantic Islanders of Scotland had a complex and dynamic relationship with aquatic resources, especially in the role of animal management that changed throughout the course of prehistory.es_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipThe authorswould like to express thanks to NERC for funding this research (Grant number NE/F021054/1, PI Richard Evershed), and the NERC Life Sciences Mass Spectrometry Facility in East Kilbride (EK158- 03/10) for their financial assistance with the analytical researches_ES
dc.format.extent13 p.es_ES
dc.language.isoenges_ES
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International © 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd. This is an open access article under the CC BY licensees_ES
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/*
dc.sourceJournal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 6 (2016), 665-677es_ES
dc.subject.otherOrkneyes_ES
dc.subject.otherWestern isleses_ES
dc.subject.otherIsotopeses_ES
dc.subject.otherZooarchaeologyes_ES
dc.subject.otherAnimal managementes_ES
dc.subject.otherShorefront grazinges_ES
dc.subject.otherIslandses_ES
dc.subject.otherPrehistoryes_ES
dc.subject.otherAquatic resourceses_ES
dc.titleIsotopic and zooarchaeological approaches towards understanding aquatic resource use in human economies and animal management in the prehistoric Scottish North Atlantic Islandses_ES
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/articlees_ES
dc.relation.publisherVersionhttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.jasrep.2015.08.019es_ES
dc.rights.accessRightsopenAccesses_ES
dc.identifier.DOI10.1016/j.jasrep.2015.08.019
dc.type.versionpublishedVersiones_ES


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