The reconstruction of ancient diets by means of stable isotopes analysis acquires a deeper meaning when their results are compared with other odonto‐skeletal indicators which are strongly contextualized in the light of historical and archaeological evidence. Nevertheless, the outcomes can be contradictory or, more realistically, they may not completely satisfy our hypotheses on how complex and diverse conditions ‐ such as health status, life style, diet and nutrition ‐ can actually interrelate in the life course of an individual. In this study we present and discuss evidences from Isola Sacra and Velia, two Roman Imperial Age coastal towns. The δ15N and δ13C values are compared with demographic and health status parameters, such as age, sex, stature, auricular exostoses, DISH, cribra orbitalia, enamel defects.

Diet and health in central‐southern Italy during the Roman imperial time / Bondioli, Luca; Nava, Alessia; Rossi, Paola Francesca; Sperduti, Alessandra. - In: ACTA IMEKO. - ISSN 2221-870X. - ELETTRONICO. - 5:2(2016), pp. 19-25.

Diet and health in central‐southern Italy during the Roman imperial time

BONDIOLI, LUCA
;
NAVA, ALESSIA;SPERDUTI, ALESSANDRA
2016

Abstract

The reconstruction of ancient diets by means of stable isotopes analysis acquires a deeper meaning when their results are compared with other odonto‐skeletal indicators which are strongly contextualized in the light of historical and archaeological evidence. Nevertheless, the outcomes can be contradictory or, more realistically, they may not completely satisfy our hypotheses on how complex and diverse conditions ‐ such as health status, life style, diet and nutrition ‐ can actually interrelate in the life course of an individual. In this study we present and discuss evidences from Isola Sacra and Velia, two Roman Imperial Age coastal towns. The δ15N and δ13C values are compared with demographic and health status parameters, such as age, sex, stature, auricular exostoses, DISH, cribra orbitalia, enamel defects.
Roman imperial time; diet and health; carbon and nitrogen isotopes
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Diet and health in central‐southern Italy during the Roman imperial time / Bondioli, Luca; Nava, Alessia; Rossi, Paola Francesca; Sperduti, Alessandra. - In: ACTA IMEKO. - ISSN 2221-870X. - ELETTRONICO. - 5:2(2016), pp. 19-25.
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