Human Evolution

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Oligoelements and isotopic geochemistry: a multidisciplinary approach to the reconstruction of the paleodiet

  • Giorgi F. 
  • Bartoli F. 
  • Iacumin P. 
  • Mallegni F. 
Article

Abstract

Man's biological evolution, state of health and lifestyle are closely associated with dietary changes. The methods for acquiring useful information on the diet of our ancestors are an important aspect of anthropological research; hence it was retained interesting to apply the oligoelement and isotopic techniques in parallel on the same sample, in order to compare the two methodologies, construct a complete nutritional picture, and compare the analytical results with the ancient literary sources and with the findings from archaeological excavations.

Keywords

evolution diet oligoelements stable isotopes 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Giorgi F. 
    • 1
  • Bartoli F. 
    • 1
  • Iacumin P. 
    • 2
  • Mallegni F. 
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Scienze ArcheologicheUniversità degli Studi di PisaPisa
  2. 2.Departimento di Scienze della Terra Parco Area delle ScienzeUniversità degli Studi di ParmaParmaItaly

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