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Abstract: Much discussion and conjecture has surrounded the question as to why deer were never domesticated given the close relationship they have had with humankind in Europe and Asia since at least the mesolithic. It has been proposed that they…

Abstract: Sampled bones from the Krems-Hundssteig loess quarry in the years 1893-1904 and a small scale emergency excavation in 1930 at Krems-Wachtberg, ca. 90-150 m away, indicated an importance of the woolly mammoth. The rescue excavations…

Abstract: Can zooarchaeologists really reconstruct everything that happens to an animal after death? This experimental study documents the effects of scavenging on several kangaroo carcasses in waterhole contexts in the Australian Outback to…

Abstract: Analysis of modifications recorded on a bone assemblage from a modern carnivore den (Site 37 near Cholila locality, Chubut province, Argentine, 42°30´S-71°30´W) is presented. The aim is to characterize…

Abstract: Work at Barāqish (ancient Yathill) by the Italian Archaeological Mission in 2005-06 has produced new radiocarbon-dated evidence for the presence of dromedaries in Sabaean and Minaean Yemen. Two stratigraphic sequences are available: a…

Abstract: Animal remains from archaeological deposits in the Maya area provide a valuable proxy for reconstructing landscape history and the potential role of human activities and climate. Both human-induced habitat destruction and climate change…

Abstract: Wild geese breed in the Arctic zone, and winter in the temperate zone (such as Japan, South and East Asia, and Southern Europe). When goose remains from archaeological sites in the temperate zone are proved to be dead in their breeding…

Abstract: Between 2003 and 2004, part of an AD 8-9th century settlement from the late Avar period (Debrecen-Bordás-tanya) was excavated in Hungary by the Déri Museum. The archaeozological material (about 2300 pieces) contained 73…

Abstract: After the conquering Hungarians, representing a mobile pastoral lifestyle arrived in the Carpathian Basin (10th century AD) and slowly converted to Christianity, they had to adopt several new regulations. One of these was presumably the…

Abstract: When dealing with small bone fragments, telling animals and humans apart is not always feasible. The possibilities of bone histology as an identification method were explored. Mid-diaphyseal bone structure in horses, cattle, sheep,…