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Abstract: The civitas Batavorum is located on the northern edge of the Roman empire. The region is well researched archaeologically and has the added advantage of excellent bone preservation. The transition from the Late Iron Age to the Roman…

Abstract: The recent emergency excavations directed by the “Soprintendenza per i Beni Archeologici per le Province di Sassari e di Nuoro” in the town of Sassari (Sardinia) have released several faunal remains from medieval and…

Abstract: We studied sea mammal remains from cultural layers of ancient Eskimo settlement on the eastern coast of the Bering Strait. Stable-nitrogen (15N) and stable-carbon (13C) isotope ratios were measured in collagen from 99 impuberal…

Abstract: This paper presents the results of a taphonomic research program conducted during the last four years. The main objective of this program was to investigate differential survivorship in guanaco (Lama guanicoe) bones taking into account…

Abstract: The Iberian Peninsula is considered a biodiversity “hotspot” because it suffered the influence of several cultures and it was also a Glacial refugium. Native animal breeds were developed in Iberia and they are locally adapted…

Abstract: Sheep and goat although very similar morphology and size, they have different environmental tolerances, feeding habits and productive capacities. The differentiation of sheep and goat is important step towards the improved understanding…

Abstract: Debate continues over the possible role of humans in the Late Pleistocene faunal extinctions and the nature of possible interactions between humans and megafauna. If megafauna were indeed human prey then it is important to try and…

Note: This presentation won 2nd Place in the 2010 Junior Researcher Open Zoorachaeology Prize competition. Abstract: During the 25,000-year occupation of late Pleistocene southwest Tasmania, humans focused on the Bennett’s wallaby (Macropus…

Abstract: The archaeological site of El Portalón is found at the entrance of a large karstic system known as Cueva Mayor, located in the Sierra de Atapuerca (Burgos), in the north of the Iberian Peninsula. While the site’s chronology…

Abstract: Conventional archaeozoological methods have revealed the occurrence, in ancient Gaul, of zootechnics improvements during the course of the second Iron Age, reflecting an intensification of pork production. Pig husbandry not only…