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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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10.1038/s41467-018-06335-6

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ORCID:
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
Department:
NDM
Sub department:
Target Discovery Institute
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-9715-5951
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Name:
Novo Nordisk Foundation
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NNF14CC0001
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Name:
Arts and Humanities Research Council
Grant:
AH/L00691X/1
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Name:
British Academy/Leverhulme Trust
Grant:
Small Research Grant (SG132859
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Name:
Danmarks Grundforskinngfond
Grant:
Niels Bohr Professorship DNRF128
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Name:
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
Publisher:
Springer Nature
Journal:
Nature Communications More from this journal
Volume:
9
Issue:
1
Article number:
4064
Publication date:
2018-10-03
Acceptance date:
2018-08-28
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ISSN:
2041-1723
Pmid:
30283003
Language:
English
Pubs id:
pubs:917578
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uuid:fe627693-bcc1-4da2-b043-a11032f096ce
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pubs:917578
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917578
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2018-10-22

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