I'm a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Padova. I'm also field archaeologist and bioarchaeologist, which entails the study of ancient human remains.
Isotopic (strontium) data, combined with archaeological data, point to a three-phased model: Phase 1) a community where men and children have strontium values similar among them and relating to the area close to the cemetery, while women’s strontium values fall in a wider range due to mobility (patrilocal residential rules). Phase 2) Some families migrated to...
In Szólád, DNA analyses have identified four families (kindred individuals) among the burials dating to the Lombard period. The biggest one is spread on three generations, and it consists of 10 people genetically related. Most individuals are men, with only 2 women, and they were buried with rich grave goods and complex graves. DNA analyses showed a Central /...
If we consider only the cemetery of Szólád, the study is very detailed and included: archaeological analysis (types of tombs, grave goods, a topographical study of the cemetery, C14 dating), anthropological and chemical analyzes (stable isotopes for the reconstruction of diet - C and N - and mobility - Sr). This allowed scholars to understand that it was a...