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Att jaga eller inte jaga? - Optimal födosökningsteori applicerad på det animalosteologiska materialet från den mesolitiska lokalen Ringsjöholm

Andersson, Cathrine LU (2011) ARKK01 20111
Archaeology
Department of Archaeology and Ancient History
Abstract
This paper applies optimal foraging theory to an osteological material from the mesolithic site of Ringsjöholm, in Scania, in an attempt to test the diet breadth models relevance to archaeological theory. This paper also presents results from the osteological analysis of Ringsjöholm. Focus is directed towards the hunting of large mammals, in particular aurochs, moose, red deer, roe deer, wild boar, beaver and brown bear who have all been identified in the osteological material from the site. Results of the diet breadth model in comparison to the actual physical remains show a poor resemblance. This however, the author concludes, is due to lack of representative data on the hunting of the above mentioned species and not failure of the model... (More)
This paper applies optimal foraging theory to an osteological material from the mesolithic site of Ringsjöholm, in Scania, in an attempt to test the diet breadth models relevance to archaeological theory. This paper also presents results from the osteological analysis of Ringsjöholm. Focus is directed towards the hunting of large mammals, in particular aurochs, moose, red deer, roe deer, wild boar, beaver and brown bear who have all been identified in the osteological material from the site. Results of the diet breadth model in comparison to the actual physical remains show a poor resemblance. This however, the author concludes, is due to lack of representative data on the hunting of the above mentioned species and not failure of the model itself. (Less)
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author
Andersson, Cathrine LU
supervisor
organization
course
ARKK01 20111
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
osteology, optimal foraging theory, diet breadth model, hunting, Ringsjöholm, mesolithic
language
Swedish
id
1968846
date added to LUP
2011-06-16 16:17:41
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2011-06-16 16:17:41
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  abstract     = {This paper applies optimal foraging theory to an osteological material from the mesolithic site of Ringsjöholm, in Scania, in an attempt to test the diet breadth models relevance to archaeological theory. This paper also presents results from the osteological analysis of Ringsjöholm. Focus is directed towards the hunting of large mammals, in particular aurochs, moose, red deer, roe deer, wild boar, beaver and brown bear who have all been identified in the osteological material from the site. Results of the diet breadth model in comparison to the actual physical remains show a poor resemblance. This however, the author concludes, is due to lack of representative data on the hunting of the above mentioned species and not failure of the model itself.},
  author       = {Andersson, Cathrine},
  keyword      = {osteology,optimal foraging theory,diet breadth model,hunting,Ringsjöholm,mesolithic},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Att jaga eller inte jaga? - Optimal födosökningsteori applicerad på det animalosteologiska materialet från den mesolitiska lokalen Ringsjöholm},
  year         = {2011},
}