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Ancient proteins from ceramic vessels at Çatalhöyük West reveal the hidden cuisine of early farmers

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The analysis of lipids (fats, oils and waxes) absorbed within archaeological pottery has revolutionized the study of past diets and culinary practices. However, this technique can lack taxonomic and tissue specificity and is often unable to disentangle signatures resulting from the mixing of different food products. Here, we extract ancient proteins from ceramic vessels from the West Mound of the key early farming site of Çatalhöyük in Anatolia, revealing that this community processed mixes o...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1038/s41467-018-06335-6

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0000-0002-3718-1058
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
Archaeology
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
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NDM
Subgroup:
Target Discovery Institute
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0000-0002-9715-5951
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Grant:
Small Research Grant (SG132859)
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Niels Bohr Professorship DNRF128
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Springer Nature Publisher's website
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Nature Communications Journal website
Volume:
9
Issue:
1
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Article: 4064
Publication date:
2018-10-03
Acceptance date:
2018-08-28
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ISSN:
2041-1723
Pubs id:
pubs:917578
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uri:fe627693-bcc1-4da2-b043-a11032f096ce
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uuid:fe627693-bcc1-4da2-b043-a11032f096ce
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English

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