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Source: Flexibility of diet and habitat in Pleistocene South Asian mammals: Implications for the fate of the giant fossil ape Gigantopithecus

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Source: Simulation of enamel wear for reconstruction of diet and feeding behavior in fossil animals: A micromechanics approach – Constantino – 2015 – BioEssays – Wiley Online Library

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Source: Environmental change and economic practices between the third and second millennia BC using isotope analyses of ovicaprid remains from the archeological site of Zambujal (Torres Vedras), Portugal

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Source: Human dietary assessment in the Pre-colonial Lesser Antilles: New stable isotope evidence from Lavoutte, Saint Lucia

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Source: Persistent C3 vegetation accompanied Plio-Pleistocene hominin evolution in the Malawi Rift (Chiwondo Beds, Malawi)

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The appearance of the Acheulean is one of the hallmarks of human evolution. It represents the emergence of a complex behavior, expressed in the recurrent manufacture of large-sized tools, with standardized forms, implying more advance forethought and planning by hominins than those required by the precedent Oldowan technology.

Source: The Origin of The Acheulean: The 1.7 Million-Year-Old Site of FLK West, Olduvai Gorge (Tanzania) : Scientific Reports

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Source: Comparing bioapatite carbonate pre-treatments for isotopic measurements: Part 2 — Impact on carbon and oxygen isotope compositions

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