Parasitological studies of coprolites
of pre-Hispanic Peruvian populations.
from carnivores, or meat eaters, Chin finds shards of bone.
Previous investigations found that human coprolites
in the caves predated the Clovis culture by over 1,000 years; however, critics questioned the interpretations by saying that the cave strata had not been sufficiently examined and that no Clovis-age stone tools had been found with the coprolites
The afternoon's activity is to break open the coprolites
and discover what secrets lurk inside - pieces of eggshell, seeds and other undigested matter that can tell archaeologists how the people of the past lived.
Palynology of coprolites
from sites in northern Chile.
Numerous fragments of disarticulated bones and coprolites
are found in Marilia Formation sediments in the Peiropolis paleontological site, however they have not been attributed to taxonomic level below Vertebrata; they are housed in the Centro de Pesquisas Paleontologicas Llewellyn Ivor Price and Museu de Ciencias da Terra (Rio de Janeiro).
Solomon, "Applying Modern Analogs to Understand the Pollen Content of Coprolites
," Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 237 (2006): 80-91.
and cololites are in lenses of sandstone at the shale contact with underlying gypsum.
The evidence is preserved as bones or shells or (as direct evidence that humans consumed these foods) in the intestinal remains of preserved bodies or in the coprolites
at these sites.
The diet and parasites of prehistoric Huaca Prieta indians as determined by dried coprolites
1982); various bitemarks (Alexander 1986); and even coprolites
(Hantschel 1968, Kloc 1987).
He had worked with the coprolites
of long-dead dinosaurs (fossil feces) and one of his cartoons proclaims this expertise, a large tyrannosauros sporting a T-Rex T-shirt.