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Diet and health in Central-Southern Italy during the Roman Imperial time

Bondioli, Luca, Nava, Alessia, Rossi, Paola Francesca, Sperduti, Alessandra (2016) Diet and health in Central-Southern Italy during the Roman Imperial time. ACTA IMEKO, 5 (2). pp. 19-25. ISSN 2221-870X. (doi:10.21014/acta_imeko.v5i2.333) (KAR id:82957)

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Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.21014/acta_imeko.v5i2.333
Uncontrolled keywords: Roman imperial time; diet and health; Carbon and Nitrogen isotopes
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
D History General and Old World > DE The Greco-Roman World
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation
Depositing User: Alessia Nava
Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2020 15:28 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 14:15 UTC
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