Articolele autorului Silviu Constantin
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The diverse dietary profiles of MIS 3 cave bears from the Romanian Carpathians: insights from stable isotope (d13C and d15N) analysis
The evolutionary and phylogeographic history of woolly mammoths: a comprehensive mitogenomic analysis
Carnivore impact on cave bear bones and the analysis of their dispersion. Case study: Ursilor Cave (NW Romania)
Ancient DNA reveals differences in behaviour and sociality between brown bears and extinct cave bears
Fossil invertebrates records in cave sediments and paleoenvironmental assessments – a study of four cave sites from Romanian Carpathians
The genetic history of Ice Age Europe.
An early modern human from Romania with a recent Neanderthal ancestor
Ecophysiological groups of bacteria from cave sediments as potential indicators of paleoclimate.

Six bacterial ecophysiological groups from Pleistocene sediment samples collected from two Romanian caves were identified and evaluated for their potential contribution to the interpretation of paleoclimate. Denitrifiers and nitrite oxidizers were present in the culture plates of all samples, the ammonia oxidizers were absent, and the iron-reducers were confirmed solely in the deepest sample of one of the caves. The aerobic mesophilic heterotrophs

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Physicochemical characteristics of drip waters: Influence on mineralogy and crystal morphology of recent cave carbonate precipitates

Speleothems are one of the most intensively explored continental archives for palaeoclimate variability. The parameters, however, that control speleothem petrography and its changes with time and space, specifically calcite crystal morphology and carbonate mineralogy, are still poorly understood. In order to shed light on processes and their products, precipitation experiments of recent carbonate crystals on watch glasses and glass plates were performed

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Ancient Human Footprints in Ciur-Izbuc Cave, Romania

In 1965, Ciur-Izbuc Cave in the Carpathian Mountains of Romania was discovered to contain about 400 ancient human footprints. At that time, researchers interpreted the footprints to be those of a man, woman and child who entered the cave by an opening which is now blocked but which was usable in antiquity. The age of the prints (c. 10–15 ka BP) was based partly on their association with cave bear (Ursus spelaeus) footprints and bones, and the belief

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