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Boys at Sea: An Osteological and Historical Analysis of Ships’ Boys in the Late Eighteenth- to Early Nineteenth-century British Royal Navy  

Ceridwen Boston

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May 2018
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Jun 2018
In the Age of Sail, boys were an integral part of sealife, comprising a significant proportion of the crews of both merchant and military vessels. In the latter, they performed both as ... More

Changes in lifestyle in ancient Rome (Italy) across the Iron Age/Roman transition: the evidence from animal remains  

Jacopo De Grossi Mazzorin and Claudia Minniti

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Mar 2017
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Apr 2017
As concerns the continuing debate over the impact of Roman conquest in the world, Rome represents a very interesting case study as it represented the core of the Roman Empire and the ... More

Dietary Shifts at the Mesolithic–Neolithic Transition in Europe: An Overview of the Stable Isotope Data  

Rick Schulting

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Feb 2018
The nature of the transition to agriculture has been widely debated, particularly in the context of north-western Europe, where stable carbon and nitrogen isotope data have been argued to ... More

Disease and Trauma in the Children from Roman Britain  

Mary E. Lewis

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May 2018
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Jun 2018
This chapter explores our current knowledge of pathology and trauma in Romano-British non-adult samples focusing on the children from the late Roman cemetery of Poundbury Camp, Dorset. ... More

Fishing, wildfowling, and marine mammal exploitation in northern Scotland from prehistory to Early Modern times  

Dale Serjeantson

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Mar 2017
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Apr 2017
Fishing, seabird fowling, and the exploitation of marine mammals persisted in settlements around the coast and islands of western and northern Scotland from prehistoric times until the ... More

Mesolithic hunting and fishing in the coastal and terrestrial environments of the eastern Baltic  

Lembi Lõugas

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Mar 2017
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Apr 2017
This chapter presents evidence of hunting and fishing in the Mesolithic period from the eastern Baltic region. During that time, these activities were the most important means of ... More

Sheep, sacrifices, and symbols: animals in Later Bronze Age Greece  

Paul Halstead and Valasia Isaakidou

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Mar 2017
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Apr 2017
Images, texts, and bones shed light on the place of animals in the later Bronze Age societies of southern Greece. Iconography offers an idealized vision of encounters with dangerous, ... More

Zooarchaeological evidence for Muslim improvement of sheep (Ovis aries) in Portugal  

Simon J. M. Davis

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Mar 2017
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Apr 2017
During the ‘Arab Green Revolution’, Moslems introduced new irrigation techniques and new plants like sugar cane, rice, cotton, spinach, bananas, pomegranates, and citrus trees to southern ... More

Zooarchaeological results from Neolithic and Bronze Age wetland and dryland sites in the Central Alpine Foreland: economic, ecologic, and taphonomic relevance  

Jörg Schibler

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Mar 2017
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Apr 2017
A small but very diverse structured landscape, a high degree of preservation of archaeological findings and structures because of waterlogged conditions, and very precise ... More

Zooarchaeology in the Carpathian Basin and adjacent areas  

László Bartosiewicz

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Mar 2017
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Apr 2017
The Carpathian Basin, situated between the Alps, the Carpathians, and the Dinaric Alps, has been a geographically and culturally diverse area throughout its history. Research intensity in ... More

The zooarchaeology of complexity and specialization during the Upper Palaeolithic in Western Europe: changing diversity and evenness  

Katherine Boyle

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Mar 2017
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Apr 2017
Over the last twenty years attempts have been made to determine the nature of Upper Palaeolithic hunting specialization. This chapter traces assemblage structural ‘specialization’, where ... More

Zooarchaeology of the Scandinavian settlements in Iceland and Greenland: diverging pathways  

Konrad Smiarowski, Ramona Harrison, Seth Brewington, Megan Hicks, Frank J. Feeley, Céline Dupont-Hébert, Brenda Prehal, George Hambrecht, James Woollett, and Thomas H. McGovern

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Mar 2017
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Apr 2017
The Scandinavian Viking Age and Medieval settlements of Iceland and Greenland have been subject to zooarchaeological research for over a century, and have come to represent two classic ... More

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