_ Protocol: Sample of 40 ewes divided into 4 groups to which a different alimentation was provided: Grass or clover with or without “dust” (micrometric sediment particles).
_ Results: There is no need for the presence of “dust” to generate differences in dental abrasion, food is sufficient!
_ To know more : https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/full/10.1098/rspb.2016.1032
_ Protocol: Sample of 40 ewes divided into 4 groups to which a different alimentation was provided: 100% clover, 75% clover and 25% chestnut, 75% clover and 25% corn or 75% clover and 25% barley.
_ Results: There is a significant difference between the ewes which ate barley and clover. The texture parameters do not seem to correlate with the hardness of the seeds.
_ To know more : https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/ece3.2241
_ Protocol: Sample of 30 ewes divided into 3 groups to which a different alimentation was provided: 100% clover, 75% clover and 25% barley or 100% grass. For each specimen, the lower and upper molars are scanned.
_ Results: It is not necessary to artificially increase our fossil samples by integrating different facets or different teeth. Their different functions, when grouped together, can mask different food categories.
_ To know more: https://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/hal-02101056/.
_ Protocol: Analysis by sub-sampling of the dental surfaces of 3 batches representing 3 species with different diets (Alcelaphus buselaphus, Alces alces and Cephalophus silvicultor).
_ Results: By sub-sampling, parameters are identified allowing more efficient discrimination.
_ To know more : https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/2051-672X/aa9dd3/meta