Plant macrofossils methods and studies: rodent middens. / Elias, Scott.

Encyclopedia of Quaternary Science. ed. / Scott Elias. 2. ed. Amsterdam : Elsevier, 2013. p. 674-683.

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Plant macrofossils methods and studies: rodent middens. / Elias, Scott.

Encyclopedia of Quaternary Science. ed. / Scott Elias. 2. ed. Amsterdam : Elsevier, 2013. p. 674-683.

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Elias, S 2013, Plant macrofossils methods and studies: rodent middens. in S Elias (ed.), Encyclopedia of Quaternary Science. 2 edn, Elsevier, Amsterdam, pp. 674-683. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-444-53643-3.00208-9,

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Elias, S. (2013). Plant macrofossils methods and studies: rodent middens. In S. Elias (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Quaternary Science (2 ed., pp. 674-683). Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-444-53643-3.00208-9,

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Elias S. Plant macrofossils methods and studies: rodent middens. In Elias S, editor, Encyclopedia of Quaternary Science. 2 ed. Amsterdam: Elsevier. 2013. p. 674-683 https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-444-53643-3.00208-9,

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Elias, Scott. / Plant macrofossils methods and studies: rodent middens. Encyclopedia of Quaternary Science. editor / Scott Elias. 2. ed. Amsterdam : Elsevier, 2013. pp. 674-683

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