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Why did Scotland’s coastal, seafaring Picts avoid eating fish?

Why did Scotland’s coastal, seafaring Picts avoid eating fish? A large-scale isotopic analysis of skeletons from the Scottish Highlands has provided evidence for the first time about the diet of the Picts. The research reveals that these people avoided eating fish despite their coastal proximity. This Highland Pictish community had a noticeable lack of fish in their diet, even though the Picts are known to have been seafarers. Studying ancient skeletons Dr Shirley Curtis-Summers, Lecturer in Archaeological and Forensic Sciences…

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