Finds 1889

Main Information
Finds ID 1889
Site Musular
Area ID 787 undefined
Research event excavation: research field walking survey: systematic trial trench Musular Excavation 1996 - 2004
Finds type animal remains
Small finds category None
Small finds type
Botany species
Animal remains species aurochs (Bos primigenius)
cattle (Bos taurus)
dog (Canis familiaris)
fallow deer (Dama dama)
goat (Capra hircus)
hare (Lepus europaeus)
hare (Lepus timidus)
horse (Equus caballus)
red deer (Cervus elaphus)
red fox (Vulpes vulpes)
sheep (Ovis aries)
sheep/goat (Ovis/Capra)
tortoise ()
wild boar (Sus scrofa)
wolf (Canis lupus)
Animal remains completeness None
Animal remains part extremity
Lithics technology
Lithics industry
Lithics cores and preparation
Lithics retouched tools
Lithics unretouched tools
Lithics raw material
Obsidian None
Obsidian amount None
Pottery form
Pottery detail
Pottery decoration
Pottery type None
Amount
Material
Confidence None
Comment Huge quantities of animal bones: the natural hollow in the bedrock (south of the built-channel) was used as dump or midden. Also in Space AD, animal bones were predominated (as leftovers from certain activities) In fill AD, cattle dominated (57%), then 39,1% sheep and goat, also other animals like horse/ass, fallow deer, red deer, boar, dog/wolf; other species in minimal amounts: tortoise, fox, hare, rodents; the cattle can be classified into three sizes (small, medium, very large), the very large ones dominated, eg. Bos primigenius (wild aurochs). Almost all of the hunted animals were more than one year old, 50 % were older than three or four years. --> generally, the adult population was hunted and slaughtered; In structure AC also were a lot of animal bones, a few of them articulated (legs of hunted animals that were cut and thrown here) predominance of cattle--> special significance of this species (at least for the dump area/midden and related architectural remains)
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Interpretations related to these Finds
Interpretation ID 101