Exceptionally high δ15N values in collagen single amino acids confirm Neandertals as high-trophic level carnivores

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URL: https://www.pnas.org/content/116/11/4928

Journal: PNAS

Publication Date: 03/2019

Summary: Our results reinforce the interpretation of Neandertal dietary adaptations as successful top-level carnivores, even after the arrival of modern humans in Europe

Key Takeaways

Many modern humans have Neandertal ancestry. Neandertals were successful carnivores that hunted mainly reindeer, and rarely relied on other sources of meat or plants.

The Neandertals Hunted Reindeer as A Primary Food Source

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