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Early and Middle Holocene Hunter-Gatherer Occupations in Western Amazonia: The Hidden Shell Middens

Figure 8

Steroid inventory of SM1.

Single steroid abundance is expressed as percentage of total steroid amount. Cholesterol, ß-stigmasterol and b-Sitosterol occur in meat and plant tissues, while coprostanol, epicoprostanol and ß-coprostan mostly result from the digestion process of omnivores (for method details and IUPAC names see Text S1).

Figure 8