Victims and survivors: stable isotopes used to identify migrants from the Great Irish Famine to 19th century London.

@article{Beaumont2013VictimsAS,
  title={Victims and survivors: stable isotopes used to identify migrants from the Great Irish Famine to 19th century London.},
  author={Julia Beaumont and Jonny Geber and Natasha Powers and Andrew N Wilson and Julia A Lee-Thorp and Janet Montgomery},
  journal={American journal of physical anthropology},
  year={2013},
  volume={150 1},
  pages={87-98}
}
Historical evidence documents mass migration from Ireland to London during the period of the Great Irish Famine of 1845-52. The rural Irish were reliant on a restricted diet based on potatoes but maize, a C(4) plant, was imported from the United States of America in 1846-47 to mitigate against Famine. In London, Irish migrants joined a population with a more varied diet. To investigate and characterize their diet, carbon and nitrogen isotope ratios were obtained from bone collagen of 119 and… CONTINUE READING
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