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DURATION: 2017-2021

ZooMWest

ZooMWest
Zooarchaeology and Mobility in the Western Mediterranean: husbandry production from the Late Bronze Age to Late Antiquity

Human survival and success is substantially determined by the ability to move across the landscape and adapt. Consequently, mobility is a crucial topic in historical and archaeological research. To overcome the seasonal scarcity of food and the related over-grazing of pastures, it is essential for animal husbandry to move across territories. However, the decision to allow or deny rights of way to mobile people and livestock depends on political judgements. How might these shape animal husbandry production, and society?

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  • European Commission-ERCEA (ERC-StG – 716298)

ReferencesBibliography

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  • Nieto-Espinet, A., Trentacoste, A., Guimarães, S., Valenzuela-Lamas, S. (accepted) Cattle from the East, cattle from the West: diversity of cattle morphotypes in the Iberian Peninsula during late prehistoric and Roman times. Themes in old world zooarchaeology. Papers in honour of Simon Davis, Oxbow Books.
  • Ibáñez, J., Jiménez-Manchón, S., Blaise, E., Nieto-Espinet, A., Valenzuela-Lamas, S. 2020. Discriminating management strategies in modern and archaeological domestic caprines using low-magnification and confocal dental microwear analyses, Quaternary International [DOI: 10.1016/j.quaint.2020.03.006]
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  • Valenzuela-Lamas, S. 2020. Animal mobility in Iberia during Late Prehistory and Classical times: analytical methods, first data, and challenges for the near future. Pyrenae 51 (1), 1-21, DOI: 10.1344/Pyrenae2020.vol51num1.1.
  • Valenzuela-Lamas, S., Nieto-Espinet, A. 2020. Noves evidències de la pràctica d’un banquet en el món ibèric? Els conjunts faunístics de tres sitges del jaciment de Can Rodon de l’Hort (Cabrera de Mar, El Maresme), Laietania 21, 57-75.
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  • Valenzuela-Lamas, S., Detry, C. 2017. Romanización y Arqueozoología en el limes del Imperio. El caso de Lusitania entre la Edad del Hierro y el Bajo Imperio (s. VIII a.C.-V d.C.), Archaeofauna 26: 39-51.
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