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Title: Differences in the Body Size of Cattle in the Archaeozoological Materials in the Polish Territories

Creator:

Lasota-Moskalewska, Alicja

Date issued/created:

1989

Resource Type:

Article

Subtitle:

Przegląd Archeologiczny T. 36 (1989)

Publisher:

Polska Akademia Nauk. Instytut Historii Kultury Materialnej

Place of publishing:

Wrocław

Description:

ill. ; 29 cm

Abstract:

The changes taking place in cattle from the middle Neolithic to early Middle Ages have been studied determining the withers height and the circumference of the horn-core using a scoring system in points common to both these features. This ensured conditions for their comparability. The determination of withers height in points has not yet been used, and the present report is the first quantitative and graphic approach to this problem. On the basis of the obtained results it may be said that in middle and younger Neolithic the prevailing type was that of primigenous cattle, with large withers height and large circumference of the horn-core. A part of the cattle were, however, already of low height, but still with large horn-core, that is these animals constituted a transitional form between the primigenous cattle and the brachycerous cattle. The Neolithic may be thus regarded as the beginning of the time ofevolution of this latter type. In the Bronze Age and in the early Iron Age the primigenous cattle was replaced by the brachycerous type, and this has spread widely having already a more stabilized morphological type. However, intermediate forms between these twotypes kept occurring. In Early Middle Ages the brachycerous type has been definitely stabilized and the intermediate forms disappeared probably

Relation:

Przegląd Archeologiczny

Volume:

36

Start page:

89

End page:

95

Format:

application/pdf

Resource Identifier:

oai:rcin.org.pl:60274 ; 0079-7138

Source:

IAiE PAN, call no. P III 149 ; IAiE PAN, call no. P III 272 ; IAiE PAN, call no. P III 353 ; click here to follow the link

Language:

eng

Rights:

Rights Reserved - Free Access

Terms of use:

Copyright-protected material. May be used within the limits of statutory user freedoms

Digitizing institution:

Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Original in:

Library of the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Projects co-financed by:

Ministry of Science and Higher Education ; Activities popularizing science (DUN)

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