New Insights into the Evolution of the Human Diet from Faecal Biomarker Analysis in Wild Chimpanzee and Gorilla Faeces

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Our understanding of early human diets is based on reconstructed biomechanics of hominin jaws, bone and teeth isotopic data, tooth wear patterns, lithic, taphonomic and zooarchaeological data, which do not provide information about the relative amounts of different types of foods that contributed most to early human diets. Faecal biomarkers are proving to… (More)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0128931

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@inproceedings{Sistiaga2015NewII, title={New Insights into the Evolution of the Human Diet from Faecal Biomarker Analysis in Wild Chimpanzee and Gorilla Faeces}, author={Ainara Sistiaga and Richard W. Wrangham and Jessica M. Rothman and Roger E Summons and Roscoe Stanyon}, booktitle={PloS one}, year={2015} }