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S. Vanpoucke, F. Pigière, A. Defgnée and W. Van Neer (2007)

Pig husbandry and environmental conditions in Northern Gaul during Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages: the contribution of hypoplasia analysis

Archaeofauna, 16:7-20.

Ongoing archaeozoological analyses into the Roman –early medieval transition in the fertile area of the Middle Belgian and Dutch loess region have shown a diachronic shift in the importance of pigs. The present paper examines the linear enamel hypoplasia (LEH) of pig teeth from five sites covering the early Roman, late Roman and early medieval periods. The results are confronted with palynological, archaeological and textual data regarding land use and forest cover in an attempt to explain the observed trends in species composition and to document possible changes in pig husbandry and the environment.
Peer Review, International Redaction Board
Indexed in Arts and Humanities Citation Index (ISI Thomson) - rated 'A' by the European Reference Index for the Humanities (ERIH)
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