Adding Hydrogen to the Isotopic Inventory—Combining δ13C, δ15N and δ2H Stable Isotope Analysis for Palaeodietary Purposes on Archaeological Bone

Laura van der Sluis, Paula Reimer, Neil Ogle

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Few papers using hydrogen stable isotope analysis for human palaeodietary reconstruction purposes have been published and the usefulness of this additional dietary indicator is highlighted here. The hydrogen stable isotope results provide evidence for the continued exploitation of aquatic resources throughout the prehistory of the Limfjord area in Denmark, which is supported by the FRUITS estimates using three (CNH) isotopic proxies. While aquatic dietary input has been identified in Mesolithic and Viking Age individuals before, our results show that this in fact continued throughout the periods in between (Neolithic, Bronze and Iron Age), albeit on a small scale.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)720-749
Issue number3
Early online date06 Dec 2018
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2019



  • hydrogen
  • Palaeodietary modelling
  • Denmark
  • bone collagen
  • stable isotope analysis

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