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Mapping the elephants of the 19th century East African ivory trade with a multi-isotope approach.

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East African elephants have been hunted for their ivory for millennia but the nineteenth century witnessed strongly escalating demand from Europe and North America. It has been suggested that one consequence was that by the 1880s elephant herds along the coast had become scarce, and to meet demand, trade caravans trekked farther into interior regions of East Africa, extending the extraction frontier. The steady decimation of elephant populations coupled with the extension of tra...

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Published
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Peer reviewed
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Accepted manuscript

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10.1371/journal.pone.0163606

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Oxford, SSD, School of Archaeology, Archaeology Research Lab
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MEXT-CT-2006-042704
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Public Library of Science Publisher's website
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PLoS One Journal website
Volume:
11
Issue:
10
Pages:
e0163606
Publication date:
2016-10-05
Acceptance date:
2016-09-12
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ISSN:
1932-6203
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pubs:656442
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uri:aef372d0-ace0-4ee5-9d37-b284a3518c3a
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