Archaeozoological and ethnohistorical data on milk production in Polish Lowland during Prehistoric and Historic times

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  • Archaeozoological and ethnohistorical data on milk production in Polish Lowland during Prehistoric and Historic times

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Archaeozoological and ethnohistorical data on milk production in Polish Lowland during Prehistoric and Historic times

Subject

S3-3. The development and specialization of dairying practices, poster

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Abstract:

Milk is regarded as a basic food product in prehistoric and early historic agricultural societies settled Polish Lowland. It seems to be obvious fact because among animal bone assemblages presence of cattle, sheep and goat are common components in animal lists. Moreover, females of the mentioned species have natural ability produce of milk. On the other hand no really archaeozoological data were used for more detailed analysis on milk production trough time. So far, data related to age distribution, sex composition and body size of cattle seep and goat were collected by the author in different parts of Polish Lowland. They have reviled some trends, which will be used for consideration dairying practices of the mentioned species in Neolithic, Bronze Age, Early Iron Age, Medieval and Post-Medieval times. Some archaeological finds and ethnohistorical records supporting interpretation of archaeozoological data will be presented as wall.

Authors:

MAKOWIECKI Daniel

Affiliations

Institute of Archaeology, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Szosa Bydgoska 44/48, 87-100 Torun, Poland.
makdan@umk.pl

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Makowiecki, Daniel

Date

August 2010

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Makowiecki, Daniel. "Archaeozoological and ethnohistorical data on milk production in Polish Lowland during Prehistoric and Historic times ," in BoneCommons, Item #1352, http://alexandriaarchive.org/bonecommons/items/show/1352 (accessed November 21, 2019).

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