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Research Article

Molar Macrowear Reveals Neanderthal Eco-Geographic Dietary Variation

  • Luca Fiorenza mail,

    lfiorenza@senckenberg.de

    Affiliations: Department of Palaeoanthropology and Messel Research, Senckenberg Research Institute, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, Palaeoanthropology Department, Faculty of Arts and Science, University of New England, Armidale, Australia

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  • Stefano Benazzi,

    Affiliation: Department of Anthropology, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria

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  • Jeremy Tausch,

    Affiliations: Department of Science, Borough of Manhattan Community College, New York, New York, United States of America, Institute of Ecology, Evolution & Diversity, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

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  • Ottmar Kullmer,

    Affiliation: Department of Palaeoanthropology and Messel Research, Senckenberg Research Institute, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

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  • Timothy G. Bromage,

    Affiliation: Departments of Biomaterials and Biomimetics and Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology, New York University College of Dentistry, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Friedemann Schrenk

    Affiliations: Department of Palaeoanthropology and Messel Research, Senckenberg Research Institute, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, Institute of Ecology, Evolution & Diversity, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

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  • Published: March 18, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0014769
  • Published in PLOS ONE

About the Authors

Luca Fiorenza, Ottmar Kullmer, Friedemann Schrenk
Department of Palaeoanthropology and Messel Research, Senckenberg Research Institute, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Luca Fiorenza
Palaeoanthropology Department, Faculty of Arts and Science, University of New England, Armidale, Australia
Stefano Benazzi
Department of Anthropology, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Jeremy Tausch
Department of Science, Borough of Manhattan Community College, New York, New York, United States of America
Jeremy Tausch, Friedemann Schrenk
Institute of Ecology, Evolution & Diversity, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Timothy G. Bromage
Departments of Biomaterials and Biomimetics and Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology, New York University College of Dentistry, New York, New York, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: lfiorenza@senckenberg.de

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: OK. Performed the experiments: LF. Analyzed the data: LF. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: LF SB. Wrote the paper: LF. Discussed the results and contributed to the manuscript: JT TB FS.