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Even more than meat and milk

Bronze Age pastoralists in the North Caucasus utilised the rich food sources of the mountains and steppes.

Stable isotope data from human and animal bones show a very effective utilisation of the food supply in the northern Caucasus and the steppe by Bronze Age pastoralists in what is now southern Russia.

The keeping of sheep, goats and cattle contributed significantly to the livelihood of these communities. An article in the journal PLoS ONE now concludes that more diverse resources were utilised than previously assumed.

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