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BUCCAL DENTAL MICROWEAR AND DIET OF THE SUNGHIR UPPER PALEOLITHIC MODERN HUMANS

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Buccal microwear analysis of the deciduous molars of Sunghir 3 provides a moderate density of striations and suggests a mixed diet. The permanent teeth of Sunghir 1 to 3 present a low density of microwear, in agreement with the minimal occlusal wear of Sunghir 2 but in contrast with the more advanced wear of Sunghir 1 and 3. The Sunghir 1 and 2 scratches imply mixed diets; those of Sunghir 3 suggest a more carnivorous one. These results are in agreement with bone chemistry and stable isotope data and with the resources likely present near Sunghir.

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B. Pinilla
University of Barcelona, Avenida Diagonal 645, 08028 Barcelona, Spain
Spain


E. Trinkaus
Washington University, Saint Louis, MO, 63130, USA
United States


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Pinilla B., Trinkaus E. BUCCAL DENTAL MICROWEAR AND DIET OF THE SUNGHIR UPPER PALEOLITHIC MODERN HUMANS. Archaeology, Ethnology & Anthropology of Eurasia. 2014;58(2):131-142. (In Russ.)

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