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The globalization of naval provisioning: ancient DNA and stable isotope analyses of stored cod from the wreck of the Mary Rose, AD 1545

Hutchinson, William F.; Culling, Mark; Orton, David C.; Hänfling, Bernd; Handley, Lori Lawson; Hamilton-Dyer, Sheila; O'Connell, Tamsin C.; Richards, Michael P.; Barrett, James H.

Authors

William F. Hutchinson

Mark Culling

David C. Orton

Bernd Hänfling

Sheila Hamilton-Dyer

Tamsin C. O'Connell

Michael P. Richards

James H. Barrett



Abstract

© 2015 The Authors. A comparison of ancient DNA (single-nucleotide polymorphisms) and carbon and nitrogen stable isotope evidence suggests that stored cod provisions recovered from the wreck of the Tudor warship Mary Rose, which sank in the Solent, southern England, in 1545, had been caught in northern and transatlantic waters such as the northern North Sea and the fishing grounds of Iceland and Newfoundland. This discovery, underpinned by control data from archaeological samples of cod bones from potential source regions, illuminates the role of naval provisioning in the early development of extensive sea fisheries, with their long-term economic and ecological impacts.

Citation

Hutchinson, W. F., Culling, M., Orton, D. C., Hänfling, B., Handley, L. L., Hamilton-Dyer, S., …Barrett, J. H. (2015). The globalization of naval provisioning: ancient DNA and stable isotope analyses of stored cod from the wreck of the Mary Rose, AD 1545. Royal Society Open Science, 2(9), 150199. https://doi.org/10.1098/rsos.150199

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Aug 14, 2015
Online Publication Date Sep 9, 2015
Publication Date Sep 1, 2015
Deposit Date Aug 6, 2018
Publicly Available Date Aug 7, 2018
Journal Royal Society Open Science
Electronic ISSN 2054-5703
Publisher The Royal Society
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 2
Issue 9
Pages 150199
DOI https://doi.org/10.1098/rsos.150199
Keywords Historical ecology; Single-nucleotide polymorphisms; Stable isotope analysis; Cod; Fish trade; Mary Rose
Public URL https://hull-repository.worktribe.com/output/914659
Publisher URL http://rsos.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/2/9/150199

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© 2015 The Authors. Published by the Royal Society under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/, which permits unrestricted use, provided the original author and source are credited.





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