Th is paper presents the fi rst results revealed by a research project focused on gett ing a deeper insight into alternations in domesticated animal populations in the area of contemporary Slovenia from Prehistoric times onwards. Th e results will be compared with the data from neighbouring regions (Northeastern Italy and Austria). In order to achieve our goal we have created an ACCESS database containing morphometric data originating from the area. We have managed to document a signifi cant increase in average catt le body size through bi– and multidimensional testing (i.e. Principal Component Analysis). Th is increase has been dated to the transitional period between the Iron Age and the Roman Period. Th e observed increase can be att ributed to the import of improved Roman breed(s). Th e large catt le progressively gained importance to the detriment of the small local forms. However, these never completely disappeared from the area. The inverse process took place during the period of (the) Late Antiquity. Th is has also been documented in some of neighboring regions.

Boschin, F., Toškan, B. (2012). Changes in cattle body size in Slovenja from the Iron Age to the Early Middle Age. In Att i del 6° Convegno Nazionale di Archeozoologia (pp.393-395).

Changes in cattle body size in Slovenja from the Iron Age to the Early Middle Age

Francesco Boschin
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2012-01-01

Abstract

Th is paper presents the fi rst results revealed by a research project focused on gett ing a deeper insight into alternations in domesticated animal populations in the area of contemporary Slovenia from Prehistoric times onwards. Th e results will be compared with the data from neighbouring regions (Northeastern Italy and Austria). In order to achieve our goal we have created an ACCESS database containing morphometric data originating from the area. We have managed to document a signifi cant increase in average catt le body size through bi– and multidimensional testing (i.e. Principal Component Analysis). Th is increase has been dated to the transitional period between the Iron Age and the Roman Period. Th e observed increase can be att ributed to the import of improved Roman breed(s). Th e large catt le progressively gained importance to the detriment of the small local forms. However, these never completely disappeared from the area. The inverse process took place during the period of (the) Late Antiquity. Th is has also been documented in some of neighboring regions.
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Boschin, F., Toškan, B. (2012). Changes in cattle body size in Slovenja from the Iron Age to the Early Middle Age. In Att i del 6° Convegno Nazionale di Archeozoologia (pp.393-395).
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