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Different in death: Different in life? Diet and mobility correlates of irregular burials in a Roman necropolis from Bologna (Northern Italy, 1st-4th century CE)

Milella, Marco and Gerling, Claudia and Doppler, Thomas and Kuhn, Thomas and Cooper, Matthew and Mariotti, Valentina and Belcastro, Maria Giovanna and Ponce de León, Marcia S. and Zollikofer, Christoph P. E.. (2019) Different in death: Different in life? Diet and mobility correlates of irregular burials in a Roman necropolis from Bologna (Northern Italy, 1st-4th century CE). Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 27. p. 101926.

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Abstract

The study of migration within the Roman Empire has been a focus of the bioarchaeological and biogeochemical research during the last decade. The possible association of diet and sex, age, and funerary treatment during the 1st-4th centuries CE have been extensively explored in Britain, and Central-Southern Italy. Conversely, no knowledge is available about these processes for the North of the Italian Peninsula. In the present work we analyse a set (N = 16) of Roman inhumations from Bologna (Northern Italy, 1st-4th century CE), some of which are characterized by unusual features (prone depositions, transfixion of the skeleton by iron nails). Analysis of strontium, oxygen, nitrogen, and carbon isotopes is used to test for the possible correlation between funerary treatment, geographic origin, and diet. Here we provide the first biogeochemical data for a Northern Italian Imperial sample, wherein our results show no clear association between these variables, suggesting that funerary variability, at least in the analysed context, was shaped by a variety of heterogeneous factors, and not a representation of vertical social differences or differential geographic origins.
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Umweltwissenschaften > Geowissenschaften > Geochemie Stoffkreisläufe (Lehmann)
05 Faculty of Science > Departement Umweltwissenschaften > Integrative Biologie > Integrative Prähistorische und Naturwissenschaftliche Archäologie (IPNA)
UniBasel Contributors:Gerling, Claudia and Doppler, Thomas and Kuhn, Thomas K
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:2352-409X
e-ISSN:2352-4103
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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