ARCHAEOLOGY: Collagen Fingerprinting Identifies Prehistoric Sea Turtle Bones

Press/Media: Research

Release date: 5/11/2019

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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.

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TitleCollagen Fingerprinting Identifies Prehistoric Sea Turtle Bones
Media name/outletArchaeology
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited 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