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Strontium isotope analysis on cremated human remains from Stonehenge support links with west Wales

Overview of attention for article published in Scientific Reports, August 2018
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Title
Strontium isotope analysis on cremated human remains from Stonehenge support links with west Wales
Published in
Scientific Reports, August 2018
DOI 10.1038/s41598-018-28969-8
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Authors

Christophe Snoeck, John Pouncett, Philippe Claeys, Steven Goderis, Nadine Mattielli, Mike Parker Pearson, Christie Willis, Antoine Zazzo, Julia A. Lee-Thorp, Rick J. Schulting

Abstract

Cremated human remains from Stonehenge provide direct evidence on the life of those few select individuals buried at this iconic Neolithic monument. The practice of cremation has, however, precluded the application of strontium isotope analysis of tooth enamel as the standard chemical approach to study their origin. New developments in strontium isotopic analysis of cremated bone reveal that at least 10 of the 25 cremated individuals analysed did not spend their lives on the Wessex chalk on which the monument is found. Combined with the archaeological evidence, we suggest that their most plausible origin lies in west Wales, the source of the bluestones erected in the early stage of the monument's construction. These results emphasise the importance of inter-regional connections involving the movement of both materials and people in the construction and use of Stonehenge.

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Geographical breakdown

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Unknown 110 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 22 20%
Student > Master 20 18%
Researcher 14 13%
Student > Bachelor 14 13%
Professor 8 7%
Other 11 10%
Unknown 21 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Arts and Humanities 23 21%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 12 11%
Social Sciences 9 8%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 8 7%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 7 6%
Other 21 19%
Unknown 30 27%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1321. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 30 March 2022.
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#6,796
of 21,141,681 outputs
Outputs from Scientific Reports
#106
of 111,853 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#145
of 298,804 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Scientific Reports
#1
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