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A bouquet of archaeozoological studies

Essays in honour of Wietske Prummel

D.C.M. Raemaekers, E. Esser, R.C.G.M. Lauwerier and J.T. Zeiler (Eds.)

Series: Groningen Archaeological Studies 21

ISBN-13: 9789491431159

Publication year: 2012

Publication type: Book

Pages: 214

Cover: Softcover

Format: 200 x 280 x 12 mm; 807 g; full colour ill.

Price excl. VAT: €27.83

Price incl. VAT: €30.33

This volume comprises papers presented to Wietske Prummel on the occasion of her retirement from the Groningen Institute of Archaeology (University of Groningen) in 2012. The contributions cover a wide range of topics from all realms of archaeozoology, such as animal husbandry and mobility, bird exploitation and fishery. The papers are dedicated to Wietske in celebration of her scientific career.


Methodology and research history

1. Age determination of reindeer (Rangifer tarandus) based on postcranial elements 11
Liselotte M. Takken Beijersbergen and Anne K. Hufthammer

2. Dr W.K.J. Schoor and the Frisian Terp Dog 21
Egge Knol


3. Butchered large bovids (Bos primigenius and Bison priscus) from the Palaeolithic throwing spear site of Schoningen 13 II-4 (Germany) 33
Thijs van Kolfschoten, Monika Knul, Elfi Buhrs and Mirthe Gielen

4. Holocene fauna from brook valleys in the southern Netherlands 47
Theo P.J. de Jong

5. An Early Atlantic Mesolithic site with micro-triangles and fish remains from Almere (the  Netherlands) 61
Marcel J.L.Th. Niekus, Dick C. Brinkhuizen, André A. Kerkhoven, Jerry J. Huisman and Dick E.P. Velthuizen

6. Three maritime bell beakers decorated with shells from the Netherlands 79
Erik Drenth and Laure Salanova

7. Hunting the Bezoar Goat: Sympathetic Magic in Early Bronze Age Arslantepe 85
Alice M. Choyke

8. Only for consumption? Bird exploitation at Hauterive-Champreveyres (Neuchatel, Switzerland) during the Late Bronze Age 95
Jacqueline Studer

9. Changes in prehistoric landscapes: archaeozoological data on Poduri-Dealul Ghindaru tell (Bacau County, Romania) 105
Luminita Bejenaru and Simina Stanc

10. Of dogs and man. Finds from the terp region of the Northern Netherlands in the pre-Roman and Roman Iron Age 111
Annet Nieuwhof

Roman period

11. The scurred cattle of the Roman period in the Netherlands 123
Arjan Hullegie

12. Hornless (polled) cattle in the Netherlands: a Roman-period phenomenon 129
Roel C.G.M. Lauwerier and Frits J. Laarman

Medieval period

13. An insight into animal exchange in Early Medieval Oegstgeest: a combined archaeozoological and isotopic approach 141
Inge M.M. van der Jagt, Lisette M. Kootker, Thijs van Kolfschoten, Henk Kars and Gareth R. Davies

14. 'Leffinge - Oude Werf':  the first archaeozoological collection from a terp settlement in coastal Flanders 153
Anton Ervynck, Pieterjan Deckers, An Lentacker, Dries Tys and Wim Van Neer

15. The animal remains from the wreck of the cog from Wismar-Wendorf (15th century AD) 165
Dirk Heinrich

Post-medieval period

16. Possible evidence for hawking from a 16th century Styrian Castle (Bajcsa, Hungary) 173
Erika Gál

17. Show me your hawk, I'll tell you who you are 181
László Bartosiewicz

18. The first archaeological find of a guinea pig in the Netherlands 191
Joyce van Dijk and Bram Silkens

19. Identification of a 19th century sturgeon from North-East Friesland 197
Wim Van Neer, Els Thieren and Dick Brinkhuizen


Bibliography Wietske Prummel 207
Lisette S. de Vries