Lack of support for adaptation of post-glacial horses to woodlands

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Fig. 1: Presence and frequencies of wild horse (E. ferus) remains in the vertebrate record of Mesolithic and Neolithic archaeological sites in the CEL 11.7–4 ka.


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We are grateful to the German Research Foundation (DFG) for founding the project ‘Climate–Landscape–Fauna–Man’ (SO-861/2-1). We are grateful to A. Ludwig and colleagues for personal information and publishing inspiring results, stimulating the debate about the interactions of climate, humans, vegetation and megafauna in the European Holocene primeval landscape.

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R.S.S. and U.S. planned the project ‘Climate–Landscape–Fauna–Man’ and C.H. compiled the frequencies of megafauna species in archaeological sites in the frame of her PhD work. R.S.S. wrote the text and designed the figures. All authors contributed to the manuscript.

Correspondence to Robert S. Sommer.

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Sommer, R.S., Hegge, C. & Schmölcke, U. Lack of support for adaptation of post-glacial horses to woodlands. Nat Ecol Evol 2, 582–583 (2018) doi:10.1038/s41559-018-0491-9

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