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Abstract: This paper will focus on the analysis of raw and worked osseous materials from several Vinča culture (Late Neolithic and Aeneolithic) sites from central Balkans (Divostin, Grivac, Drenovac, Slatina, Stragari) – the methods of…

Abstract: For two years, eight and now nine labs of bioarchaeology in Western Europe have created a network, granted by the CNRS for the three French labs (Lyon, Montpellier, Paris), and by the other labs universities (Aberdeen, Barcelona, Basel,…

Abstract: This paper discusses the ‘improvement’ of sheep (Ovis aries) in southern Britain during the post-medieval period using measurements taken on the metacarpals and metatarsals from the late 18th-19th centuries AD site of…

Abstract: At an excavation site in Rotterdam (The Netherlands) amidst a small number of bovine horncores dating from the start of the 17th century, a horncore with a length of more than 50 cm was found. Up till now longhorned cattle is unknown…

Abstract: During the late Middle Pleistocene, the caballoid horse lineage was characterised by changes in size and morphology. Analysis of horse remains from the British Isles, where a robust and generally accepted biostratigraphic scheme is in…

Abstract: Though there is an ever increasing interest in exploring anthropological research questions with archaeological faunal material, such analyses can be challenging in non-historical, complex sites such as urban centers. This paper presents…

Abstract: To date, the question remains open as to whether scavenging or hunting represented the main subsistence strategy used by early hominines, and when the shift towards hunting occurred. I propose to address this issue by analyzing…

Abstract: The results of the study of mammalian remains from the Upper Pleistocene levels of the cave site of Grotta del Romito in Calabria (southern Italy) are presented. The animal bones have been recorded following a method based on diagnostic…

Abstract: El Esquilleu cave opens in the calcareous south-eastern slopes of the La Hermida Gorge (Cantabria, Northern Spain) at 350 m asl. The cave has yielded 35 stratigraphic levels whose chronology (>53 and 30 Kyrs. BP) and lithic…

Abstract: The Sheffield cutlery industry is at least 700 years old. Historical descriptions of the trade have generally focussed on the craft organisation by the Company of Cutlers in Hallamshire and the manufacture of steel for the blades.…