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Combined visual and biochemical analyses confirm depositor and diet for Neolithic coprolites from Skara Brae

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Coprolites (fossilized faeces) can provide valuable insights into species’ diet and related habits. In archaeozoological contexts, they are a potential source of information on human-animal interactions as well as human and animal subsistence. However, despite a broad discussion on coprolites in archaeology, such finds are rarely subject to detailed examination by researchers, perhaps due to the destructive nature of traditional analytical methods. Here, we have examined coprolitic remains fr...

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0000-0002-4977-9241
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
GLAM
Department:
Natural History Museum
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Publisher:
Springer
Journal:
Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences More from this journal
Volume:
12
Issue:
12
Article number:
274
Publication date:
2020-11-10
Acceptance date:
2020-10-11
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1866-9565
ISSN:
1866-9557
Language:
English
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1145514
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pubs:1145514
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2020-11-16

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