Researchers Study Chimpanzee Community Isotopes to Learn About Ancient Food Sources

Departmental News

Posted:  Nov 06, 2013 - 12:00pm

New research led by UNM Assistant Professor of Anthropology Sherry V. Nelson examines carbon and oxygen stable isotopes in the tooth enamel from a chimpanzee community to understand the environment of fossil apes and early humans. Nelson's research, “Chimpanzee fauna isotopes provide new interpretations of fossil ape and hominin ecologies,” was recently released and is available to read at The Royal Society.