+ Site Statistics
+ Search Articles
+ PDF Full Text Service
How our service works
Request PDF Full Text
+ Follow Us
Follow on Facebook
Follow on Twitter
Follow on LinkedIn
+ Subscribe to Site Feeds
Most Shared
PDF Full Text
+ Translate
+ Recently Requested

The fatty acid composition of native food plants and animals of Western Canada



The fatty acid composition of native food plants and animals of Western Canada



Journal of Archaeological Science 26(1): 83-94



In order to facilitate the identification of residues absorbed into the walls of Late Precontact vessels, a collection of more than 130 native food plants and animals from Western Canada was established. The fatty acid composition of uncooked plant and animal samples were determined using gas chromatography. Hierarchical cluster and principal component analyses show similarities in fatty acid composition of these foods which generally correspond to meaningful categories. Large mammal fat, large herbivore meat, fish, plant greens, roots and berries/seeds can be differentiated. The fatty acid composition of small mammals was more similar to plants than to large mammals.

Please choose payment method:






(PDF emailed within 0-6 h: $19.90)

Accession: 011507027

Download citation: RISBibTeXText

DOI: 10.1006/jasc.1998.0305


Related references

The effects of thermal and oxidative degradation on the fatty acid composition of food plants and animals of Western Canada: Implications for the identification of archaeological vessel residues. Journal of Archaeological Science 26(1): 95-103, 1999

Native oil plants of Madagascar. I. The fatty acid and sterol composition of some palm species. Oleagineux 35(8/9): 413-415, 1980

Oil plants native to Madagascar. 1. Study of the fatty acid and sterol composition of some palm species. Oleagineux revue internationale des corps gras 35(8-9): 413-415, 1980

Changes in fatty acid composition of korean native goat meat during post mortem storage ii. changes in fatty acid composition. Korean Journal of Animal Science 30(4): 244-250, 1988

Optimum fatty acid composition of food fats based on experiments on animals. Voprosy Pitaniya (6): 44-51, 1980

Influence of the stage of lactation and the food fat on the characteristics and composition of milk fat. IV. Technique of fatty acid separation into six groups of fatty acids. Changes in the percentage composition of the fatty acid groups.. Ann. Med. Vet, 101: 4, 231-63, 1957

Changer in fatty acid composition during storage of packed in polyethylene bag of Korean native goats extracts: II. Changer in fatty acid composition of phospholipid and glycolipid. Korean Journal of Animal Science 34(4): 231-236, 1992

Phospholipid fatty acid composition and cold tolerance in 2 species of barnacle balanus balanoides and elminius modestus 1. summer vs. winter variations in phospholipid fatty acid composition of whole animals. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 87(3): 241-254, 1985

Phospholipid fatty acid composition and cold tolerance in two species of barnacle, Balanus balanoides (L.) and Elminius modestus Darwin. 1. Summer versus winter variations in phospholipid fatty acid composition of whole animals. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 873: 241-253, 1985

Macronutrient, mineral, and fatty acid composition of Canada goose (Branta canadensis): An important traditional food resource of the Eastern James Bay Cree of Quebec. Journal of Food Composition and Analysis 13(2): 101-115, 2000

Growing native plants of western Canada common grasses & wildflowers. 1999

Use of plants for food and medicine by Native Peoples of eastern Canada. Canadian Journal of Botany 59(11): 2189-2325, 1981

Breeding for improved composition of fatty acids in oil plants. II. Investigation into the effect of some environmental factors on fatty acid composition in winter rape (Brassica napus L. var. biennis L.). Sveriges Utsadesforenings Tidskrift 85(1): 9-18, 1975

Usual dietary fatty acid intakes and red-blood-cell membrane fatty acid composition in Inuit children attending child-care centres in Nunavik, northern Québec, Canada. Public Health Nutrition 17(12): 2844-2852, 2014

Experiments with some native and introduced plants as foods for Camnula pellucida in western Canada. Canadian Jour Plant Sci 42(4): 589-595, 1962