added by archaeologs Fossilized or desiccated human or animal feces. The study of these remains can provide information about the human or animal activity in that particular locale, such as diet and disease; the study of these remains is called coprology. Coprolites only survive in exceptional circumstances - arid, frozen, and occasionally waterlogged deposits. They can be reconstituted by the addition of chemicals like trisodium phosphate, and can then be analyzed for their plant and animal remains. This gives additional insight into what was being eaten on a site, since the evidence from pollen analysis, or flotation, only suggests what was being grown.
added by archaeologs Fossilized animal droppings. These are preserved on a variety of archaeological sites, coming from a whole range of animals, including man. The contents can be analysed and food plants, animals and palasites identified.
The Macmillan dictionary of archaeology, Ruth D. Whitehouse, 1983