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The role of aquatic resources in ‘Italian’ hunter-gatherer subsistence and diets

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The role of aquatic resources in ‘Italian’ hunter-gatherer subsistence and diets. / Mannino, Marcello; Richards, Michael P.

Palaeolithic Italy: Advanced studies on early human adaptations in the Apennine peninsula. ed. / Valentina Borgia; Emanuela Cristiani. Leiden : sidestone press academics, 2018. p. 397-426.

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Harvard

Mannino, M & Richards, MP 2018, The role of aquatic resources in ‘Italian’ hunter-gatherer subsistence and diets. in V Borgia & E Cristiani (eds), Palaeolithic Italy: Advanced studies on early human adaptations in the Apennine peninsula. sidestone press academics, Leiden, pp. 397-426.

APA

Mannino, M., & Richards, M. P. (2018). The role of aquatic resources in ‘Italian’ hunter-gatherer subsistence and diets. In V. Borgia, & E. Cristiani (Eds.), Palaeolithic Italy: Advanced studies on early human adaptations in the Apennine peninsula (pp. 397-426). sidestone press academics.

CBE

Mannino M, Richards MP. 2018. The role of aquatic resources in ‘Italian’ hunter-gatherer subsistence and diets. Borgia V, Cristiani E, editors. In Palaeolithic Italy: Advanced studies on early human adaptations in the Apennine peninsula. Leiden: sidestone press academics. pp. 397-426.

MLA

Mannino, Marcello and Michael P. Richards "The role of aquatic resources in ‘Italian’ hunter-gatherer subsistence and diets". and Borgia, Valentina Cristiani, Emanuela (editors). Palaeolithic Italy: Advanced studies on early human adaptations in the Apennine peninsula. Leiden: sidestone press academics. 2018, 397-426.

Vancouver

Mannino M, Richards MP. The role of aquatic resources in ‘Italian’ hunter-gatherer subsistence and diets. In Borgia V, Cristiani E, editors, Palaeolithic Italy: Advanced studies on early human adaptations in the Apennine peninsula. Leiden: sidestone press academics. 2018. p. 397-426

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Mannino, Marcello ; Richards, Michael P. / The role of aquatic resources in ‘Italian’ hunter-gatherer subsistence and diets. Palaeolithic Italy: Advanced studies on early human adaptations in the Apennine peninsula. editor / Valentina Borgia ; Emanuela Cristiani. Leiden : sidestone press academics, 2018. pp. 397-426

Bibtex

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