Faunal remains from the sites of Stillfried-Ziegelei and Schleinbach-Ziegelei are analysed in this paper. Both samples are ascribed to Aunjetitz (Unětice) culture dwelling places, and are characterised by an overwhelming majority of domestic animals (cattle, caprines and pig). Cattle are strongly more abundant than others (more of 80% of bones weight) and are represented by a lot of male and old individuals. Some horn cores show a flat surface on the nuchal side, probably caused by the pressure of a yoke. According to this, it is possible that cattle were used for work and transport, but it is necessary to carry out further archaeological research to investigate this question. Local economy was also based on the breeding of caprines and pigs. Sizes of domestic animals are typical for Austrian Bronze Age breeds. Particularly cattle dimensions are between those of Neolithic and Iron Age populations.
|Titolo:||Archäozoologische Untersuchungen an zwei Fundstätten der Aunjetitz-Kultur Niederösterreichs: Die Ziegelwerke von Stillfried und Schleinbach (Grabungen 1916-1939)|
BOSCHIN, FRANCESCO (Corresponding)
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