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Stable isotope evidence for the consumption of millet and other plants in Bronze Age Italy.
Stable carbon and nitrogen isotope analysis was carried out on human and animal bones from four inland Early and Middle Bronze Age sites in Northern and Southern Italy. The main aims of theExpand
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Something fishy in the Neolithic? A re-evaluation of stable isotope analysis of Mesolithic and Neolithic coastal populations
The study of the proportions of stable isotopes of carbon and nitrogen which survive in ancient human and animal bones offers highly suggestive indications of ancient diets. Among the most remarkableExpand
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The Beaker Phenomenon and the Genomic Transformation of Northwest Europe
From around 2750 to 2500 bc, Bell Beaker pottery became widespread across western and central Europe, before it disappeared between 2200 and 1800 bc. The forces that propelled its expansion are aExpand
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Ancient lipids reveal continuity in culinary practices across the transition to agriculture in Northern Europe
Farming transformed societies globally. Yet, despite more than a century of research, there is little consensus on the speed or completeness of this fundamental change and, consequently, on itsExpand
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Focus: sulphur isotope variation in archaeological marine fauna from northern Europe
We undertook combined stable carbon, nitrogen and sulphur isotope analysis of marine and terrestrial faunal remains from two prehistoric coastal shell middens in Denmark. The aim of the investigationExpand
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Earliest evidence for the use of pottery
Pottery was a hunter-gatherer innovation that first emerged in East Asia between 20,000 and 12,000 calibrated years before present (cal bp), towards the end of the Late Pleistocene epoch, a period ofExpand
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Archaeological collagen: Why worry about collagen diagenesis?
DNA appears to decay by random chain scission resulting in a predictable range of fragment lengths. Collagen decay has also been modelled in this same way, although it has become increasingly evidentExpand
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Molecular and isotopic demonstration of the processing of aquatic products in northern European prehistoric pottery
A number of charred surface residues, adhering to ceramic containers, were obtained from various coastal and inland sites in north-west Europe dating from the sixth to the fourth millennium cal bc.Expand
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Early Neolithic genomes from the eastern Fertile Crescent
Near Eastern genomes from Iran The genetic composition of populations in Europe changed during the Neolithic transition from hunting and gathering to farming. To better understand the origin ofExpand
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Did the first farmers of central and eastern Europe produce dairy foods
Although the origins of domestic animals have been well-documented, it is unclear when livestock were first exploited for secondary products, such as milk. The analysis of remnant fats preserved inExpand
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