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Animal Remains from Vagnari: Bones and Shells

Trentacoste, A;
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Published: 22 Nov 2021
Publisher: University of Oxford
Country: United Kingdom
Supplements to Trentacoste, A. 2022. Chapter 19: Animal Remains from Vagnari: Bones and Shells. In M. Carroll (ed.), Archaeology in the Vicus at Vagnari. The Making of a Roman Imperial Estate in Southern Italy. Oxford: Archaeopress. This chapter presents the results of zooarchaeological analysis of bones and shells from 2013–2018 excavations at Vagnari, and compares results with those from MacKinnon’s (2011) study of animal remains from an adjacent area of the vicus excavated by A. Small. While the faunal assemblage proved to be modest in size, the recovered materials nonetheless provide a testament to diet, husbandry and hunting strategies, and even local pests in this area of Roman Italy. Contextualised with other zooarchaeological data from the region, zooarchaeological analysis at Vagnari offers new data and raises new questions on animal farming and the agricultural landscape of Puglia in Roman times. These supplements contain the complete recorded assemblage and associated context details and full details of the recording methodology.


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