DIET-SCRATCHES

DIET-Scratches: DIETary Strategies and their Changes Recorded by Ancient Teeth:
Considering the Hominin Evolutionary Sequence

Principal Investigators

Type of project

DIET-Scratches is a collaborative project funded by the French National Agency for Research, 2018-2021.

Research questions

To assess how climate changes have impacted human evolution requires us to investigate the feeding ecology of hominins, as food resources are highly dependent from climate conditions. The DIET-Scratches project attempts to detect ecological behaviors in dental archives in investigating different proxies on a large set of domesticated pigs issued from different controlled food testing. The DIET-Scratches project has for ambition to re-investigate the dietary habits of early hominins from the Omo valley in Ethiopia through the prisms of this experimental approach.

Some Results

The work has just begun.

Partnership

DIET-Scratches is conducted by two teams: Paleovoprim (which coordinates the project) and GenEsi  Unit (INRA). A dozen of scientists from these teams and others groups (Pprime, Poitiers et LGL : TPE, Lyon) compose the research group.

Find out more

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GESTIONNAIRES

Laure PAINAULT
laure.painault@univ-poitiers.fr
Tél. : +33 (0)5 49 45 37 53

Guylaine REYNAUD
guylaine.reynaud@univ-poitiers.fr

Tél. : +33 (0)5 49 45 37 26

Fax : +33.(0)5 49 45 40 17

ADRESSE POSTALE

Université de Poitiers – UFR SFA

PALEVOPRIM UMR CNRS 7262

Bât B35 – TSA 51106

6 rue Michel Brunet

86073 POITIERS Cedex 9