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Origin and Diet of the Prehistoric Hunter-Gatherers on the Mediterranean Island of Favignana (Ègadi Islands, Sicily)

  • Marcello A. Mannino mail,

    marcello.mannino@eva.mpg.de

    Affiliation: Department of Human Evolution, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany

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  • Giulio Catalano,

    Affiliations: Institute of Evolutionary Biology, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain, Dipartimento di Biologia Evoluzionistica, Laboratori di Antropologia, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Florence, Italy

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  • Sahra Talamo,

    Affiliation: Department of Human Evolution, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany

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  • Giovanni Mannino,

    Affiliation: Museo Archeologico Regionale “Antonino Salinas”, Palermo, Italy

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  • Rosaria Di Salvo,

    Affiliation: Museo Archeologico Regionale “Antonino Salinas”, Palermo, Italy

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  • Vittoria Schimmenti,

    Affiliation: Museo Archeologico Regionale “Antonino Salinas”, Palermo, Italy

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  • Carles Lalueza-Fox,

    Affiliation: Institute of Evolutionary Biology, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain

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  • Andrea Messina,

    Affiliation: Dipartimento di Biologia Ambientale e Biodiversità, Università degli Studi di Palermo, Palermo, Italy

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  • Daria Petruso,

    Affiliation: Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra e del Mare, Università degli Studi di Palermo, Palermo, Italy

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  • David Caramelli,

    Affiliation: Dipartimento di Biologia Evoluzionistica, Laboratori di Antropologia, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Florence, Italy

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  • Michael P. Richards,

    Affiliations: Department of Human Evolution, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany, Department of Anthropology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

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  • Luca Sineo

    Affiliation: Dipartimento di Biologia Ambientale e Biodiversità, Università degli Studi di Palermo, Palermo, Italy

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  • Published: November 28, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0049802

About the Authors

Marcello A. Mannino, Sahra Talamo, Michael P. Richards
Department of Human Evolution, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany
Giulio Catalano, Carles Lalueza-Fox
Institute of Evolutionary Biology, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain
Giulio Catalano, David Caramelli
Dipartimento di Biologia Evoluzionistica, Laboratori di Antropologia, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Florence, Italy
Giovanni Mannino, Rosaria Di Salvo, Vittoria Schimmenti
Museo Archeologico Regionale “Antonino Salinas”, Palermo, Italy
Andrea Messina, Luca Sineo
Dipartimento di Biologia Ambientale e Biodiversità, Università degli Studi di Palermo, Palermo, Italy
Daria Petruso
Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra e del Mare, Università degli Studi di Palermo, Palermo, Italy
Michael P. Richards
Department of Anthropology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

Corresponding Author

Email: marcello.mannino@eva.mpg.de

Competing Interests

Carles Lalueza-Fox and David Caramelli are PLOS ONE Editorial Board members. This does not alter the authors’ adherence to all the PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MAM RDS LS. Performed the experiments: MAM GC ST CLF DC MPR. Analyzed the data: MAM GC. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MAM GM RDS VS AM MPR LS. Wrote the paper: MAM GC. Contributed to archaeological/environmental interpretation: GM DP.