Small carnivores and their prey in Holocenic Sardinia

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  • Small carnivores and their prey in Holocenic Sardinia

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Small carnivores and their prey in Holocenic Sardinia

Subject

S3-2, Island Faunal Translocations, poster

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Abstract:

After the extinctions of the last glaciation Sardinia entered the Holocene with a low number of mammalian species that fed mainly on grass and seeds. Carnivorous mammals were entirely absent from the terrestrial fauna

Activities associated with the arrival of Neolithic humans provided a new and rich source of sustenance for the endemic species, and the need to safeguard agricultural products from the attention of the endemic rodents and lagomorphs became essential. Ancient and middle Neolithic sites provide evidence for the introduction of carnivores and other medium and small size predators. In the following centuries, up until the modern era, the introduction of new species of carnivores continued, in an attempt to combat the on-going introduction of new rodents and lagomorphs.

Authors:

WILKENS Barbara

Affiliations

Department of History, University of Sassari, viale Umberto I n°52, Sassari, Italy, wilkens@tiscali.it

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Wilkens, Barbara

Date

August 2010

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Wilkens, Barbara. "Small carnivores and their prey in Holocenic Sardinia ," in BoneCommons, Item #1649, http://alexandriaarchive.org/bonecommons/items/show/1649 (accessed November 22, 2019).

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