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Variation in the carbon and nitrogen isotopic signatures of pig remains from prehistoric sites in the Near East and Central Europe

  title={Variation in the carbon and nitrogen isotopic signatures of pig remains from prehistoric sites in the Near East and Central Europe},
  author={Maureen Vaughan and Clive Bonsall and L{\'a}szl{\'o} Bartosiewicz and Ulf-Dietrich Schoop and Catriona Pickard},
The first results of carbon and nitrogen (δC, δN) stable isotope analyses of domestic pig (Sus domesticus Erxl., 1777) remains from three prehistoric sites are presented. Of these, comparison of the datasets from Tell Aqab in Syria and Camlibel Tarlasi in Turkey suggests different dietary patterns, and possibly different pig husbandry practices, at these sites. The study highlights the need for supporting evidence from archaeobotanical and palaeoenvironmental investigations in the… Expand
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