Animal Husbandry Regimes in Iron Age Britain

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  • Copyright: 1999-12-31
  • Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Ltd
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Our knowledge of subsistence patterns in Iron Age Britain is reasonably good in terms of crop husbandry, but much less is known about broad patterns of animal husbandry regimes. In this study, Ellen Hambleton developes a methodology for comparing faunal data from disparate assemblages and introduces ways of assessing inter- and intra-regional patterns. She highlights the chronological as well as geographical variations in the pattern of animal husbandry between c.750BC and AD50.

Table of Contents

List of figures
List of tables
Introductionp. 1
Comparative regional investigations of Iron Age animal husbandry: a review of the literaturep. 4
The Iron Age dataset and introduction to methods of analysisp. 11
The representation of skeletal elements in Iron Age faunal assemblagesp. 21
Quantification of faunal remainsp. 33
Species proportions in Iron Age faunal assemblagesp. 41
Ageing of Iron Age domesticatesp. 61
Method for converting the results of different analyses of mandibular tooth wear into a similar formatp. 64
Mortality profiles of Iron Age domesticatesp. 68
Summary/Discussion: Animal Husbandry regimes in Iron Age Britainp. 87
Methods: evaluation and future directionp. 93
Summaryp. 97
Bibliographyp. 98
Information available in published Iron Age faunal reportsp. 105
Site characteristics and species proportions of Iron Age faunal assemblagesp. 108
Representation of different skeletal elements in Iron Age fauna assemblagesp. 112
Mortality profiles based on tooth wear datap. 142
Reading Tripolar Graphsp. 162
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