A new chemical analysis technique to find out about dietary consumption of Georgian sailors

Alt beef, sea biscuits and the occasional weevil were the foods endured by sailors during the Napoleonic wars, according to new Oxford University research.

A new chemical analysis technique has allowed archaeologists to find out just how grim the diet of Georgian sailors really was. The team’s findings, published in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology, also reveal how little had changed for sailors in the 200 years between the Elizabethan and Georgian eras.
Sercon 20/20 Isotope Ratio Mass

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