Isotope analysis reconstructs Dorset and Beothuk subsistence and diet in Newfoundland over the past 1500 years

Jan 8th, 2019

Dept. of Archaeology

Isotope analysis reconstructs Dorset and Beothuk subsistence and diet in Newfoundland over the past 1500 years

Excioting new research provides a dietary reconstruction and chronology of the Dorset and Beothuk peoples of Newfoundland over the past 1500 years. Published in the open access journal PLOS ONE, 'Dorset Pre-Inuit and Beothuk foodways in Newfoundland, ca. AD 500-1829' also asseses the impact of European colonization on Beothuk lifeways.

The research has been carried out by Alison Harris (former Archaeology graduate student at the MUN Applied Archaeological Sciences lab, and currently a PhD candidate at the Universities of Stockholm and York), Dr. Vaughan Grimes, and colleagues.

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