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WAMAP: Wessex Archaeology Metric Archive Project

Type: Scientific datasets Publisher: Archaeology Data Service

Database of animal bone metrics covering a number of UK sites. The full dataset is available to download and a subset is available to search online in ABMAP.

A Re-examination of Sheep Bone Density and its Role in Assessing Taphonomic Histories of Zooarchaeological Assemblages: PhD Thesis, University College London (2002)

Type: Scientific datasets Publisher: Archaeology Data Service

A PhD Thesis submitted to University College London. Destructive taphonomic processes can preferentially remove certain bones from the archaeological record thereby introducing bias into element frequencies. Bone density is the major factor in destructive taphonomic processes hence a kno...

The Bioarchaeology of the Culverwell Shell Midden

Type: Scientific datasets Publisher: Archaeology Data Service

The Bioarchaeology of the Culverwell Shell Midden is a dataset resulting from the analysis of the biological remains recovered from excavations at Culverwell, a Mesolithic habitation site on the Isle of Portland, Dorset. The archive consists of a report and a set of associated data tables....

Faunal Remains from Stafford Castle Excavations 1978-1998

Type: Scientific datasets Publisher: Archaeology Data Service

The bones are from Site B (inner bailey) adjacent to the motte from Phases 1 to 6, dating from c.1070 to c. 1650 with the largest groups Phases 2 and 3 from c.1070 to c. 1425, the time of the timber castle and the early years of the stone castle built in 1348. Investigating the use of the...

Environmental Archaeology Bibliography (EAB)

Type: Scientific datasets Publisher: Archaeology Data Service

The Environmental Archaeology Bibliography is a bibliography of published environmental archaeology (biological, pedological and geological work on material from archaeological excavations) reports from the British Isles.

Pig Measurements from Durrington Walls (Wiltshire, England)

Type: Scientific datasets Publisher: Archaeology Data Service

Excavations at the late Neolithic site of Durrington Walls, Wiltshire, in 1966-67 unearthed large numbers of well-preserved pig teeth and bones. This has provided the opportunity to build up a data set of measurements that can be of great use as a comparative baseline for other European m...

Butchery and Intra-Site Analysis of Animal Bone: A Case Study from Danebury Hillfort, Hampshire, England: PhD Thesis, University of Leicester (2002).

Type: Scientific datasets Publisher: Archaeology Data Service

This Phd thesis explores the questions of status divisions, specialised activity and task areas, meat consumption, ritual and structured deposition, and addresses a main theme: what was the status of hillforts in the Iron Age?

Knowth Early Christian Animal Bone Metrical Database

Type: Scientific datasets Publisher: Archaeology Data Service

This collection contains a database which presents the raw data of the analysis of the animal bone assemblage from recent excavations of the medieval settlement at Knowth, Co. Meath. The results and analysis of the assemblage are presented in full in the monograph Knowth and the zooarchaeo...

A Review of Animal Bone Evidence from Central England

Type: Scientific datasets Publisher: Archaeology Data Service

The aim of this project was to produce a review of the animal bone evidence from Central England from Mesolithic to Modern times. The dataset collected for this purpose consists of details gleaned from excavation reports (or specialist bone reports), concerning vertebrate remains (of fishe...

NERC Ancient Biomolecules Initiative

Type: Scientific datasets Publisher: Archaeology Data Service

The Ancient Biomolecules Initiative is a Natural Environment Research Council programme exploring the biomolecular record of past life which is entombed in archaeological and geological deposits. The findings have applications in archaeology, anthropology, forensic science, research into t...