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The long-term isolation of South America during most of the Cenozoic produced a highly peculiar terrestrial vertebrate biota, with a wide array of mammal groups, among which caviomorph rodents and platyrrhine primates are Mid-Cenozoic immigrants. In the absence of indisputable pre-Oligocene South American rodents or primates, the mode, timing and(More)
The Neolithic is a key period in the history of the European settlement. Although archaeological and present-day genetic data suggest several hypotheses regarding the human migration patterns at this period, validation of these hypotheses with the use of ancient genetic data has been limited. In this context, we studied DNA extracted from 53 individuals(More)
Cladistics is an abstract and counterintuitive classification of species. In the context of the Museum of Toulouse, it is one of the most important concepts presented to the visitors. To ease the understanding of this classification method and to stimulate the visitors discovering this thematic, we (museologists, designers, computer scientists ...) have(More)
François-Xavier Ricaut, Murray P. Cox, Marie Lacan, Christine Keyser, Francis Duranthon, Bertrand Ludes, Jean Guilaine , Eric Crubézy Laboratoire d’Anthropologie Moléculaire et Imagerie de Synthèse, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Université de Toulouse (Paul Sabatier), Toulouse, France Institute of Molecular BioSciences, Massey University,(More)
The majority of dental carie studies over the course of historical period underline mainly the prevalence evolution, the role of carbohydrates consumption and the impact of access to dietary resources. The purpose of the present investigation was to compare population samples from two archaeological periods the Chacolithic and Middle Age taking into account(More)
In this paper, we describe the design and a pilot study of two Mixed Interactive Systems (MIS), interactive systems combining digital and physical artifacts. These MIS aim at stimulating visitors of a Museum of Natural History about a complex phenomenon. This phenomenon is the pond eutrophication that is a breakdown of a dynamical equilibrium caused by(More)
One essential step of museum and clinical specimen preservation is immersion in a fixative fluid to prevent degradation. Formalin is the most largely used fixative, but its benefit is balanced with its toxic and carcinogenic status. Moreover, because formalin-fixation impairs nucleic acids recovery and quality, current museum wet collections and(More)
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