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Naomi Sykes: Beastly Questions. Animal Answers to Archaeological Issues
Having been a long-time admirer of Naomi Sykes’ work, and in particular of her ground-breaking and influential The Norman Conquest: A Zooarchaeological Perspective (2007), it was no surprise to fin...
Where are the wolves? Investigating the scarcity of European grey wolf (Canis lupus lupus) remains in medieval archaeological contexts and its implications
The wolf is thought to have been abundant in many parts of medieval Europe, but its remains are rarely identified in archaeological contexts. One of the potential reasons for this is the problem ofExpand
MEDIEVAL LANDSCAPE TRANSFORMATION IN THE SOUTHEAST AND EASTERN BALTIC: PALAEOENVIRONMENTAL PERSPECTIVES ON THE COLONISATION OF FRONTIER LANDSCAPES
The history of the medieval Baltic is dominated by the crusading movement of the 13th to 15th centuries. The crusades resulted in significant changes to the organisation, ownership and administrationExpand
Detecting the environmental impact of the Baltic Crusades on a late-medieval (13th–15th century) frontier landscape: palynological analysis from Malbork Castle and hinterland, Northern Poland
Palaeoecological analysis of peat deposits from a small bog, combined with pollen analysis of sediments infilling the moat of the nearby Teutonic Order castle at Malbork, have been used to examineExpand
The Ecological Impact of Conquest and Colonization on a Medieval Frontier Landscape: Combined Palynological and Geochemical Analysis of Lake Sediments from Radzyń Chełminski, Northern Poland
Slavic and German colonization of the southern Baltic between the 8th and 15th centuries A.D. is well-documented archaeologically and historically. Despite the large number of pollen profiles fromExpand
Narwhals or Unicorns? Exotic Animals as Material Culture in Medieval Europe
  • A. Pluskowski
  • History
  • European Journal of Archaeology
  • 1 December 2004
Animals from distant lands fired the imaginations of people living in Europe throughout the Middle Ages. This is attested by a considerable wealth of iconographic and written material which has beenExpand
Potential osteoarchaeological evidence for riding and the military use of horses at Malbork Castle, Poland
The paper explores interpretations of two sets of pathological horse vertebrae identified during analyses of animal bones from recent excavations at the castle at Malbork in northern Poland (formerlyExpand
Just Skin and Bones? New Perspectives on Human-Animal Relations in the Historical Past
This volume of nine papers is derived from two sessions focusing on current research in British zooarchaeology; the first of which took place in October 2003, at the meeting of the TheoreticalExpand
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