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pacificus seems to have coexisted with humans at least since the early Neolithic period, as evidenced by the recovery of diphyllobothriidean eggs in archeological samples such as coprolites or mummies (5).
The deposits that fall towards the end of the South P (Figure 2, Block 2) have a massive bedding structure with discontinuous banding of coprolites and grass microcharcoal, and highly degraded bone.
UO archaeologist Dennis Jenkins and his colleagues found the coprolites and artifacts in 2008.
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.
When Barry's talk is finished, the club leader, retired teacher Frances Hobart, shows the children a handful of dubious-looking lumps of salt dough and says they are model coprolites.
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.
The coprolites and cololites are in lenses of sandstone at the shale contact with underlying gypsum.
1982); various bitemarks (Alexander 1986); and even coprolites (Hantschel 1968, Kloc 1987).
When the researchers looked closely at the coprolites, they were able to identify tiny fragments of glass called phytoliths.
The study was conducted by an international team of researchers, including Vandana Prasad of the Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany in Lucknow, India, who studied the dinosaur coprolites, or fossilised dung.
Coprolites believed to be those of Neanderthals have been found to contain charcoal (Johns 1990:76), and charcoal consumption has occurred widely among humans in recent centuries (Cooney 1995).
Reptilian teeth and scutes are found, as well as shark teeth, vertebrae, spines, scales and coprolites.