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Commercial archaeology, zooarchaeology and the study of Romano-British towns.

Maltby, M., 2015. Commercial archaeology, zooarchaeology and the study of Romano-British towns. In: Fulford, M. and Holbrook, N., eds. The Towns of Roman Britain: the Contribution of Commercial Archaeology since 1990. London: The Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies, 175 - 193.

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This chapter will review the contribution that commercial zooarchaeology has made in advancing our knowledge of the exploitation of animals in Romano-British towns. It will highlight studies on sites excavated after 1990 but will also incorporate analyses that were carried out on assemblages from earlier excavations that were rescue- rather than research-orientated. It will first summarise the information available from the various towns involved and then discuss some of the major trends that have emerged from such studies. It will conclude with a critical evaluation of the impact of commercial zooarchaeology.

Item Type:Book Section
Series Name:Britannia Monograph
Number of Pages:232
Group:Faculty of Science & Technology
ID Code:22323
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:04 Aug 2015 13:31
Last Modified:15 Aug 2021 09:12


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