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Tracking animals using strontium isotopes in teeth: the role of fallow deer (Dama dama) in Roman Britain.

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Using strontium isotope measurements on the teeth of fallow deer found at Fishbourne, the authors argue that these elegant creatures were first introduced into Britain as a gift to the Romanised aristocracy. Kept and bred in a special enclosure at the palace, they provided more than a status symbol and gastronomic treat: the fallow deer was an emblem of Empire.

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Sykes, Naomi, White, Judith, Hayes, Tina and Palmer, Martin (2006) Tracking animals using strontium isotopes in teeth: the role of fallow deer (Dama dama) in Roman Britain. Antiquity, 80, (310), pp. 948-959.

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Published date: 2006
Keywords: Roman Empire, Britannia, animal husbandry, fallow deer, Dama dama, park, strontium isotopes

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Local EPrints ID: 41932
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/41932
ISSN: 0003-598X
PURE UUID: dadc724a-a284-42b9-a30c-a5d6002b6c9c

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Date deposited: 29 Nov 2006
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 15:25

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Author: Naomi Sykes
Author: Judith White
Author: Tina Hayes
Author: Martin Palmer

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