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Collagen Fingerprinting on Neolithic Fish from Lithuania (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Virginia Harvey. Linas Daugnora. Mike Buckley.

Archaeological fish remains are more taphonomically sensitive than those of other vertebrates as they are typically smaller and less biomineralised. Therefore, it is essential to retrieve as much information as possible from assemblages that favour their preservation. One of the most time- and cost-efficient methods of objectively achieving faunal identity in ancient bone is collagen fingerprinting technique ‘ZooMS’ (Zooarchaeology by Mass Spectrometry). ZooMS harnesses the potential of...

Molecular Solutions for the Taxonomic Identification of Archaeological Whale Remains (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Camilla Speller. Anne Charpentier. Ana Rodrigues. Armelle Gardeisen. Michael Hofreiter.

Several large cetaceans appear on the IUCN Red List, and in most cases their endangered status is considered to be the result of relatively recent industrial overhunting. Archaeological studies, however, suggest that pre-Industrial whaling as well as climatic fluctuations may have had a significant impact on whale behaviour and ecology. Documenting the impact of natural and anthropogenic factors within the archaeological records is difficult because whales are big and their bones are friable....