Analysis of suspected human coprolites from Terra Amata, Nice, France Academic Article uri icon


  • Dietary analyses were conducted on 400,000 yr old specimens recovered during the excavation of the Terra Amata Palaeolithic site in Nice, France and initially identified as coprolites. The results of our analyses demonstrate that the identification of these specimens as coprolites is difficult to confirm due to the age of the samples. Consequently, they provide no new data pertaining to the suspected dietary habits of prehistoric man. © 1978.

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  • 0.5

author list (cited authors)

  • Trevor-Deutsch, B., & Bryant, V. M.

citation count

  • 15

publication date

  • December 1978