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Djuret, jakten, myten - Svenska fynd av uroxe (bos primigenius) i arkeologisk kontext

Brandt, Christina LU (2012) ARKM23 20121
Historical Osteology
Abstract (Swedish)
The aim of this thesis is to study Swedish archaeological finds of aurochs (Bos primigenius) in order to complement the existing knowledge about the aurochs that is based on the sub fossil material. This thesis presents all the finds of aurochs that has been made in archaeological context in Sweden, in order to see if the humans had different hunting strategies in different geographic locations. By studying the aurochs material from Sunnansund in Blekinge and comparing that to materials from Ageröd I:HC and Ringsjöholm in Scania, I am trying to find patterns in the hunters’ choice of body parts transported home to the settlement after the hunt. The study of the anatomical distribution and amount of aurochs bones on the settlements has... (More)
The aim of this thesis is to study Swedish archaeological finds of aurochs (Bos primigenius) in order to complement the existing knowledge about the aurochs that is based on the sub fossil material. This thesis presents all the finds of aurochs that has been made in archaeological context in Sweden, in order to see if the humans had different hunting strategies in different geographic locations. By studying the aurochs material from Sunnansund in Blekinge and comparing that to materials from Ageröd I:HC and Ringsjöholm in Scania, I am trying to find patterns in the hunters’ choice of body parts transported home to the settlement after the hunt. The study of the anatomical distribution and amount of aurochs bones on the settlements has generated new knowledge about this animal’s significance for the Mesolithic people considering both the economical and social action of hunting. An optimal foraging model has been put together and with the help of this I have come to the conclusion that the three studied settlements have utilized the access of aurochs in three different ways. The most optimal utilization is that of Ageröd I:HC, since skeletal parts from the entire aurochs body are represented. In Sunnansund I have found a high so called schlepp effect since the humans there seem to have chosen almost exclusively to bring home the neck region (all though different taphonomic processes may have a part of it). In Ringsjöholm focus seems to have been the bone grease and bone marrow, apart from the high weight meet surrounding the humerus. A discussion surrounding the social meaning of the hunt is also included, where the main focus is to illuminate women’s contribution to the hunting of big game during the Mesolithic. By focusing on anthropological and archaeological evidence I discuss that women had just as big part in the hunt as men did. (Less)
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Brandt, Christina LU
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ARKM23 20121
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
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Swedish
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2543543
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  abstract     = {The aim of this thesis is to study Swedish archaeological finds of aurochs (Bos primigenius) in order to complement the existing knowledge about the aurochs that is based on the sub fossil material. This thesis presents all the finds of aurochs that has been made in archaeological context in Sweden, in order to see if the humans had different hunting strategies in different geographic locations. By studying the aurochs material from Sunnansund in Blekinge and comparing that to materials from Ageröd I:HC and Ringsjöholm in Scania, I am trying to find patterns in the hunters’ choice of body parts transported home to the settlement after the hunt. The study of the anatomical distribution and amount of aurochs bones on the settlements has generated new knowledge about this animal’s significance for the Mesolithic people considering both the economical and social action of hunting. An optimal foraging model has been put together and with the help of this I have come to the conclusion that the three studied settlements have utilized the access of aurochs in three different ways. The most optimal utilization is that of Ageröd I:HC, since skeletal parts from the entire aurochs body are represented. In Sunnansund I have found a high so called schlepp effect since the humans there seem to have chosen almost exclusively to bring home the neck region (all though different taphonomic processes may have a part of it). In Ringsjöholm focus seems to have been the bone grease and bone marrow, apart from the high weight meet surrounding the humerus. A discussion surrounding the social meaning of the hunt is also included, where the main focus is to illuminate women’s contribution to the hunting of big game during the Mesolithic. By focusing on anthropological and archaeological evidence I discuss that women had just as big part in the hunt as men did.},
  author       = {Brandt, Christina},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Djuret, jakten, myten - Svenska fynd av uroxe (bos primigenius) i arkeologisk kontext},
  year         = {2012},
}