Flavouring food: the contribution of chimpanzee behaviour to the understanding of Neanderthal calculus composition and plant use in Neanderthal diets

@article{Krief2015FlavouringFT,
  title={Flavouring food: the contribution of chimpanzee behaviour to the understanding of Neanderthal calculus composition and plant use in Neanderthal diets},
  author={Sabrina Krief and Camille Daujeard and Marie-H{\'e}l{\`e}ne Moncel and Noemie Lamon and Vernon Reynolds},
  journal={Antiquity},
  year={2015},
  volume={89},
  pages={464 - 471}
}
In a recent study, Hardy et al. (2012) examined ten samples of dental calculus from five Neanderthal individuals from El Sidrón in northern Spain (occupation dates between 47300 and 50600 BP). In calculus from a young adult, they discovered the presence of compounds (dihydroazulene, chamazulene and methylherniarin) that occur in yarrow (Achillea millefolium) and camomile (Matriarca chamomilla). In preference to other hypotheses, the authors proposed that these two plants were used for self… 
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