Genetics and stable isotopes: new approaches to historical understanding The multidisciplinary research projects on the Longobards and Barbaricum that are presented in this volume seem to offer significant results in favour of the re-evaluation of migrations, of mobility more generally, and of material culture as a coherent expression of group identity and changes in the population. On one hand this research follows the path of genetics in archaeology, which has gone from palaeogenetics to archaeogenetics, from grand narratives to multifaceted analyses of entire single contexts that are more useful for understanding social processes in detail. On the other hand, the significance of the first new acquisitions is evaluated in historiographical terms, with reference to the criticisms of Post-processualism now underway and the possibility of developing new orientations and paradigms. Finally, the author considers concerns in the communication of data relating to migration and material culture dictated by a contemporary polarization between the need for identity, seen in regionalism and especially in right-wing extremism, and the fear of otherness and intercultural confrontation.
|Translated title of the contribution||[Autom. eng. transl.] Genetics and stable isotopes: new approaches to historical knowledge|
|Title of host publication||Migrazioni, clan, culture: archeologia, genetica e isotopi stabili, Atti del III Incontro per l’Archeologia barbarica (Milano, 18 maggio 2018)|
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - 2019|