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Bones of Roman Britons provide new clues to dietary deprivation

September 10, 2019 - General

Researchers at the University of Bradford have shown a link between the diet of Roman Britons and their mortality rates for the first time, overturning a previously-held belief about the quality of the Roman diet.

A soldier’s tombstone from Roman-era London
[Credit: Museum of London]Using a new method of analysis, the researchers examined stable isotope data (the ratios of particular chemicals in human tissue) from the bone collagen…

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