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Dieetreconstructie en herkomstbepaling op basis van de analyse van de stabiele isotopen 13C en 15N uit dierlijk en menselijk skeletmateriaal: een eerste verkennend onderzoek op Middeleeuwse vondsten uit Vlaanderen
Ervynck, A.; van Strydonck, M.; Boudin, M. (2003). Dieetreconstructie en herkomstbepaling op basis van de analyse van de stabiele isotopen 13C en 15N uit dierlijk en menselijk skeletmateriaal: een eerste verkennend onderzoek op Middeleeuwse vondsten uit Vlaanderen. Archeol. Vlaan. 7: 131-140
In: Archeologie in Vlaanderen = Archaeology in Flanders. Instituut voor het Archeologisch Patrimonium: Brussel. ISSN 0778-2837, more
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  • Ervynck, A., more
  • van Strydonck, M.
  • Boudin, M.

Abstract
    A pilot project was set up analysing the delta 13C en delta 15N ratios within the collagen of animal and human bones from medieval sites in Flanders. Two applications of this technique were tested: the reconstruction of former dietary patterns for both humans and animals, and the establishment of the place of origin of animal products. It was established that the diet of the high medieval pigs from Ename (inland Flanders) was essentially herbivorous but that, in contrast, two out of three pigs from the late medieval coastal settlement of Raversijde showed an omnivorous diet, comparable to that of medieval people. The hypothesis can be put forward that this pattern reflects the transition from pigs that were herded in the forests to animals that lived close to human habitation, living on consumption leftovers and other organic waste. Within the human dietary patterns, differences can also be observed between the sites, but the dataset is too small to allow sound inter- pretations to be made. Finally, the working hypothesis that the longhorn horncores found at a tannery site at Brugge represent imports from the south could be contradicted. There is no delta 13C temperature signal to be observed.

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