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dc.contributor.authorJames, Hannah F
dc.contributor.authorWillmes, Malte
dc.contributor.authorBoel, Ceridwen A
dc.contributor.authorCourtaud, Patrice
dc.contributor.authorChancerel, Antoine
dc.contributor.authorCiesielski, Elsa
dc.contributor.authorDesideri, Jocelyne
dc.contributor.authorBridy, Audrey
dc.contributor.authorWood, Rachel
dc.contributor.authorMoffat, Ian
dc.contributor.authorFallon, Stewart
dc.contributor.authorMcMorrow, Linda
dc.contributor.authorArmstrong, Richard A
dc.contributor.authorWilliams, Ian S
dc.contributor.authorKinsley, Leslie
dc.contributor.authorAubert, Maxime
dc.contributor.authorEggins, Stephen
dc.contributor.authorFrieman, Catherine J
dc.contributor.authorGrun, Rainer
dc.description.abstractThe burial mound of Le Tumulus des Sables, southwest France, contains archaeological artefacts spanning from the Neolithic to the Iron Age. Human remains have been found throughout the burial mound, however their highly fragmented state complicates the association between the burial mound structure and the archaeological material. Radiocarbon dating and isotopic analyses of human teeth have been used to investigate the chronology, diet and mobility of the occupants. Radiocarbon dating shows that the site was used for burials from the Neolithic to Iron Age, consistent with the range of archaeological artefacts recovered. δ13C and δ15N values (from dentine collagen) suggest a predominately terrestrial diet for the population, unchanging through time. 87Sr/86Sr (on enamel and dentine) and δ18O (on enamel) values are consistent with occupation of the surrounding region, with one individual having a δ18O value consistent with a childhood spent elsewhere, in a colder climate region. These results showcase the complex reuse of this burial mound by a mostly local population over a period of about 2000 years.
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Archaeological Science: Reports
dc.subject.keywordsSocial Sciences
dc.subject.keywordsIsotopic tracing
dc.titleWho's been using my burial mound? Radiocarbon dating and isotopic tracing of human diet and mobility at the collective burial site, Le Tumulus des Sables, southwest France
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationJames, HF; Willmes, M; Boel, CA; Courtaud, P; Chancerel, A; Ciesielski, E; Desideri, J; Bridy, A; Wood, R; Moffat, I; Fallon, S; McMorrow, L; Armstrong, RA; Williams, IS; Kinsley, L; Aubert, M; Eggins, S; Frieman, CJ; Grun, R, Who's been using my burial mound? Radiocarbon dating and isotopic tracing of human diet and mobility at the collective burial site, Le Tumulus des Sables, southwest France, Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 2019, 24, pp. 955-966
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