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A Roman necropolis in Barcelona reveals the food used in funerary banquets and in offerings for the dead

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Two adult burials from Vila de Madrid necropolis.

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Article Title: Food for the soul and food for the body. Studying dietary patterns and funerary meals in the Western Roman Empire: An anthropological and archaeozoological approach

Author Countries: Spain, South Africa

Funding: DCSG acknowledges funding from the Generalitat Valenciana (CIDEGENT/2019/061) and the Spanish Government (EUR2020-112213). LC is funded by a Ramón Cajal contract (RYC2019-026732-I-AEI/10.13039/ 501100011033). The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.

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