Sr isotope evidence for population movement within the Hebridean Norse community of NW Scotland

  title={Sr isotope evidence for population movement within the Hebridean Norse community of NW Scotland},
  author={Janet Montgomery and Jane Evans and Tim Neighbour},
  journal={Journal of the Geological Society},
  pages={649 - 653}
The excavation at Cnip, Isle of Lewis, Scotland, of the largest, and only known family cemetery from the early Norse period in the Hebrides, provided a unique opportunity to use Sr isotope analysis to examine the origins of people who may have been Norwegian Vikings. Sr isotope analysis permits direct investigation of a person's place of origin rather than indirectly through acquired cultural and artefactual affiliations. Sr isotope data suggest that the Norse group at Cnip was of mixed origins… 

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