Ancient proteins provide evidence of dairy consumption in eastern Africa

Bleasdale, Madeleine, Richter, Kristine K., Janzen, Anneke et al. (24 more authors) (2021) Ancient proteins provide evidence of dairy consumption in eastern Africa. Nature Communications. 632. ISSN 2041-1723



  • Bleasdale, Madeleine (
  • Richter, Kristine K. (
  • Janzen, Anneke
  • Brown, Samantha
  • Scott, Ashley
  • Zech, Jana
  • Wang, Ke
  • Schiffels, Stephan
  • Desideri, Jocelyne
  • Besse, Marie
  • Reinold, Jacques
  • Saad, Mohamed
  • Babiker, Hiba
  • Power, Robert C.
  • Ndiema, Emmanuel
  • Ogola, Christine
  • Manthi, Fredrick K.
  • Zahir, Muhammad
  • Petraglia, Michael
  • Trachsel, Christian
  • Nanni, Paolo
  • Grossmann, Jonas
  • Hendy, Jessica ORCID logo
  • Crowther, Alison
  • Roberts, Patrick
  • Goldstein, Steven T.
  • Boivin, Nicole
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: © The Author(s) 2021 Funding Information: The authors are grateful to all local collaborators who contributed to this study. This project was made possible only due to the generous assistance of the staff and curators of the Nairobi National Museum and National Museums of Kenya. All research in Kenya was carried out under permits from the National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation, Kenya. Sampling and analysis of material from Sudan was made possible only with the assistance of Abdel Rahman Ali Mohamed of the National Corporation for Antiquities and Museums. Our thanks to the staff at the Sudan National Museum, Khartoum and Laboratory of Prehistoric Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Geneva for their help with facilitating the sampling of remains. Thanks also to la Section Française de la Direction des Antiquités au Soudan. The authors express their gratitude to Mary Lucas, Sara Marzo, and Bianca Fiedler for their assistance with isotope sample preparation and mass spectrometry. Our thanks to Mike Dee and Sanne Palstra from the Centre for Isotope Research (CIO), Groningen, and Brian Tripney and Philip Naysmith from the Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre (SUERC) for radiocarbon analysis. Thanks to Michelle O’Reilly for assistance with figures. This research was supported by the Max Planck Society.
Keywords: Chemistry,Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology,Physics and Astronomy
  • Published: 27 January 2021
Institution: The University of York
Academic Units: The University of York > Faculty of Arts and Humanities (York) > Archaeology (York)
Depositing User: Pure (York)
Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2021 15:50
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2022 14:24
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