Elemental and isotopic analyses of mammalian fauna from Southern Africa and their implications for paleodietary research

@inproceedings{Sillen1988ElementalAI,
  title={Elemental and isotopic analyses of mammalian fauna from Southern Africa and their implications for paleodietary research},
  author={Andrew Sillen},
  year={1988}
}
Elemental analyses of mammalian bone (e.g., strontium-calcium ratios, or Sr/Ca) distinguish between herbivores and carnivores; however, the relationships among herbivores are unclear. To study this question, a modern faunal sample from the Nagupande Tsetse Control Area (Zambezi drainage, Northwestern Zimbabwe) was used. This collection has the advantage of well-established geographical controls in addition to a varied fauna, which includes both bovids and suids. The grazing/browsing… CONTINUE READING

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