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Abstract: Although great achievements have been made to understand pig domestication in Northern China by the means of zooarchaeological and bimolecular studies, how the pigs were domesticated and managed are still unclear. In this study, carbon…

Abstract: The excavation of Broxmouth Iron Age Hill Fort, located near to Edinburgh, East Lothian, in 1977/1978 was in its time the largest archaeological rescue project in Scotland. To this day it remains the most complete excavation of a…

Abstract: Le nombre des enceintes de Michelsberg a augmenté depuis plusieurs années grâce aux fouilles programmées autant que par le biais de l’archéologie préventive et la documentation sur les…

Abstract: Recent analysis has been undertaken of the domestic species recovered from a large number of English archaeological sites dating to the Saxon period (AD 450-1066). These show strong correlations between the height of a site and the…

Abstract: The development of high-throughput or next-generation DNA sequencing (NGS) has transformed molecular biology as a whole. In ancient DNA research, it has allowed the sequencing of the first draft genome version of an extinct species, the…

Abstract: There are eight living species of Ursidae in the world today. In the Pleistocene of Europe, however, there was also the now-extinct cave bear (Ursus spelaeus s.l.). Cave bears are hypothesised by most (though not all) authors to have…

Abstract: Archaeological excavations at the 14th Century trading site Gásir in NE Iceland’s Eyjaförður have resulted in a distinctive collection of artifacts and environmental remains. Gásir´s integration into…

Abstract: Within domesticated animal populations there is frequently more variation in bone collagen 13C and 15N than in omnivorous human populations. Part of this variation depends on ecological factors that can be used to reconstruct past…

Abstract: The aim of this article is to establish distinctions between domestic and wild species (bovines and aurochs) and their gender, on the basis of faunal remains recovered from a number of early Neolithic sites in the Paris Basin. The…

Abstract: Being part of the Roman empire had a clear impact on Batavian people and society. Towns and military camps were new elements in their surroundings, and they were obligated to supply a large number of recruits to the Roman army. The…