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Butchering of wild boar (Sus scrofa) in the Mesolithic

Magnell, Ola LU (2003) Sixth International Conference on the Mesolithic in Europe In Mesolithic on the Move. Papers presented the Sixth International Conference on the Mesolithic in Europe, Stockholm 2000 p.671-679
Abstract
The butchering of wild boar during the Mesolithic in South Scandinavia has been studied through the analysis of cut marks on osteological remains from the sites Ageröd I:HC, Ringsjöholm, Tågerup and Bökeberg III in Scania, Sweden. The study reveals relatively high frequencies of cut marks from dismembering and filleting. The distribution of cut marks indicates a uniformity in the dismembering of wild boar, but it also reveals that two different techniques were used in the skinning of the mandible. A low frequency of dismembering marks on the bones from the lower extremities indicates a less intensive utilisation of the wild boar at Ageröd I:HC. The analysis reveals differences in both the frequency of dismembering marks and the number of... (More)
The butchering of wild boar during the Mesolithic in South Scandinavia has been studied through the analysis of cut marks on osteological remains from the sites Ageröd I:HC, Ringsjöholm, Tågerup and Bökeberg III in Scania, Sweden. The study reveals relatively high frequencies of cut marks from dismembering and filleting. The distribution of cut marks indicates a uniformity in the dismembering of wild boar, but it also reveals that two different techniques were used in the skinning of the mandible. A low frequency of dismembering marks on the bones from the lower extremities indicates a less intensive utilisation of the wild boar at Ageröd I:HC. The analysis reveals differences in both the frequency of dismembering marks and the number of black burned bones between sites from Scania, Sweden and Zealand, Denmark. The different age structures of the bones from wild boar recovered from the sites in Scania and Zealand indicate a differentiated processing of juvenile and adult wild boar during the Mesolithic in South Scandinavia. (Less)
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Mesolithic on the Move. Papers presented the Sixth International Conference on the Mesolithic in Europe, Stockholm 2000
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Sixth International Conference on the Mesolithic in Europe
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  abstract     = {The butchering of wild boar during the Mesolithic in South Scandinavia has been studied through the analysis of cut marks on osteological remains from the sites Ageröd I:HC, Ringsjöholm, Tågerup and Bökeberg III in Scania, Sweden. The study reveals relatively high frequencies of cut marks from dismembering and filleting. The distribution of cut marks indicates a uniformity in the dismembering of wild boar, but it also reveals that two different techniques were used in the skinning of the mandible. A low frequency of dismembering marks on the bones from the lower extremities indicates a less intensive utilisation of the wild boar at Ageröd I:HC. The analysis reveals differences in both the frequency of dismembering marks and the number of black burned bones between sites from Scania, Sweden and Zealand, Denmark. The different age structures of the bones from wild boar recovered from the sites in Scania and Zealand indicate a differentiated processing of juvenile and adult wild boar during the Mesolithic in South Scandinavia.},
  author       = {Magnell, Ola},
  editor       = {Larsson, Lars},
  isbn         = {1-84217-089-9},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {671--679},
  publisher    = {ARRAY(0x9c34a70)},
  series       = {Mesolithic on the Move. Papers presented the Sixth International Conference on the Mesolithic in Europe, Stockholm 2000},
  title        = {Butchering of wild boar (Sus scrofa) in the Mesolithic},
  year         = {2003},
}