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Gaining traction on cattle exploitation: zooarchaeological evidence from the western Balkan Neolithic (6000-4500 cal BC).

Gaastra, J., Greenfield, H. and Vander Linden, M., 2018. Gaining traction on cattle exploitation: zooarchaeological evidence from the western Balkan Neolithic (6000-4500 cal BC). Antiquity: a quarterly review of archaeology, 92 (366), 1462 - 1477.

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DOI: 10.15184/aqy.2018.178

Abstract

This study examines sub-pathological alterations to cattle foot bones from eleven central and western Balkan Neolithic sites (c.61/6000 to 4500 cal BC). Systematic comparisons of bone remodelling in those elements shown to be most directly affected by traction is used to determine the potential use of cattle as engines across this region throughout the period. This study provides the earliest direct evidence for the use of cattle for light traction, long before the hard usage pathological evidence previously observed.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:0003-598X
Uncontrolled Keywords:Traction; Domestic cattle; Neolithic; Europe; Balkans; Sub-pathology Pathology
Group:Faculty of Science & Technology
ID Code:33612
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:05 Mar 2020 14:45
Last Modified:05 Mar 2020 14:45

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