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CarNHum project

Deciphering interactions between Carnivores, Neanderthals and early anatomically modern Humans


CarNHum aims to investigate the interactions of Neanderthals, early anatomically modern humans and carnivores through taphonomy, proteomics, paleogenetics and radiocarbon dating. 

Using innovative techniques, this project will provide new insights into human-carnivore interactions from a carnivore perspective rather than the human perspective. This will include bones modified by carnivores’ activities and associated with contexts dating back to the Middle to Upper Palaeolithic Transition (MUPT). CarNHum will also be focused on carnivore coprolites - a rich source of dietary, environmental and health information. µCT imaging techniques, proteomic and microscopic analyses will provide novel insights into these small treasure chests of biological information. 

Research Team

Post-doc fellow: Dr. Grégory Abrams

Project supervision: Prof. Dr. Isabelle De Groote and Prof. Dr. Koen Deforce

Funding: Ugent - Bijzonder Onderzoeksfonds (BOF)

This project is a collaboration between:

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