Journal article

Dental calculus reveals Mesolithic foragers in the Balkans consumed domesticated plant foods

Emanuela Cristiani, Anita Radini, Marija Edinborough, Dusan Boric

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences | NATL ACAD SCIENCES | Published : 2016

University of Melbourne Researchers


Awarded by British Academy

Awarded by ERC Starting Grant Project HIDDEN FOODS

Funding Acknowledgements

The authors thank Snezana Vukojicic for providing access to a number of modern plant species and samples of wild wheat grasses from the Botanical Garden in Belgrade. They also thank Nicky Milner, T. D. Price, and Alfredo Coppa for providing useful comments on earlier versions of the paper. Sampling of calculus was carried out in 2012 on the osteological collection of human remains stored at the University of Belgrade. This sampling was facilitated with the help of Sofija Stefanovic. Funding for excavations at Vlasac in 2006-2009 was provided through the British Academy (Grants SG-42170 and LRG-45589) and a grant from the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, University of Cambridge, UK (to D.B.). Analysis of dental calculus was carried out in the framework of the ERC Starting Grant Project HIDDEN FOODS (639286) awarded to E.C.