ARCHAEOLOGY: Collagen Fingerprinting Identifies Prehistoric Sea Turtle Bones

Press/Media: Research

Description

An international team led by scientists at the University of Manchester has analyzed species-specific proteins in collagen obtained from turtle bones uncovered at prehistoric sites in Florida and the Caribbean in order to identify the inhabitants’ preferred food sources.

Period5 Nov 2019

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  • TitleCollagen Fingerprinting Identifies Prehistoric Sea Turtle Bones
    Media name/outletArchaeology
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    Date5/11/19
    DescriptionAn international team led by scientists at the University of Manchester has analyzed species-specific proteins in collagen obtained from turtle bones uncovered at prehistoric sites in Florida and the Caribbean in order to identify the inhabitants’ preferred food sources.
    URLhttps://www.archaeology.org/news/8162-191105-prehistoric-sea-turtles
    PersonsVirginia Harvey, Konstantina Drosou, BSc, MSc, PhD

Keywords

  • archaeology
  • collagen fingerprinting