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Roots of diversity in a Linearbandkeramik community: Isotope evidence at Aiterhofen (Bavaria, Germany)

Bickle, Penelope, Hofmann, Daniela, Bentley, R. Alexander, Hedges, Robert, Hamilton, Julie, Laiginhas, Fernando, Nowell, Geoff, Pearson, D. Graham, Grupe, Gisela and Whittle, Alasdair William Richardson ORCID: 2011. Roots of diversity in a Linearbandkeramik community: Isotope evidence at Aiterhofen (Bavaria, Germany). Antiquity 85 (330) , pp. 1243-1258.

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The early Neolithic in northern Central Europe ought to be the theatre in which incoming farmers meet local hunter-gatherers, with greater or lesser impact. By way of contrast, the authors use isotope analysis in a cemetery beside the Danube to describe a peaceful, well-integrated community with a common diet and largely indigenous inhabitants. Men and women may have had different mobility strategies, but the isotopes did not signal special origins or diverse food-producing roles. Other explanations attend the variations in the burial rites of individuals and their distribution into cemetery plots.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: History, Archaeology and Religion
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
D History General and Old World > DD Germany
Uncontrolled Keywords: Germany, Neolithic, LBK, isotope analysis, diversity, first farmers
Publisher: Antiquity Publications
ISSN: 0003-598X
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2022 11:00

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