Horseflesh and beaver pelts: aspects of faunal studies in Medieval Novgorod and its region.

Maltby, M., 2017. Horseflesh and beaver pelts: aspects of faunal studies in Medieval Novgorod and its region. In: Choyke, A. and Jatitz, G., eds. Animaltown: Beasts in Medieval Urban Space. Oxford: BAR Publishing.

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Abstract: Excavations in the medieval trading centre of Novgorod (NW Russia) have shown that horseflesh was consumed quite frequently and that horses were stabled in urban properties. Their carcasses were commonly utilized for the manufacture of skates and leather. Beaver meat was sometimes consumed in the town although their much greater importance as providers of pelts is not evidenced in the zooarchaeological evidence from Novgorod. Evidence can be found on sites deep within the forest zone of its expansive territory.

Item Type:Book Section
ISBN:9781407315720
Series Name:British Archaeological Reports International Series 2858
Series Name:British Archaeological Reports International Series 2858
Additional Information:This material is an earlier version of a chapter published in Animaltown: Beasts in Medieval Urban Space edited by A. Choyke and G. Jatitz, published by BAR Publishing. This version is free to view and download for personal use only. It cannot be reproduced in any form without permission of the publisher. The complete book is available at http://www.barpublishing.com
Group:Faculty of Science & Technology
ID Code:30013
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Deposited On:11 Dec 2017 12:05
Last Modified:11 Dec 2017 12:09

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