A Tamed Brown Bear (Ursus arctosL.) of the Late Mesolithic from La Grande-Rivoire (Isère, France)?

@article{Chaix1997ATB,
  title={A Tamed Brown Bear (Ursus arctosL.) of the Late Mesolithic from La Grande-Rivoire (Is{\`e}re, France)?},
  author={L. Chaix and A. Bridault and R{\'e}gis Picavet},
  journal={Journal of Archaeological Science},
  year={1997},
  volume={24},
  pages={1067-1074}
}
Abstract A pair of mandibular rami from a brown bear ( Ursus arctos L.) was found at the rock shelter of the Grande-Rivoire in the Castelnovian level. Both exhibit a peculiar deformation affecting the bone between the first and second molars and the roots of these teeth. The perfect symmetry of this deformation, the absence of pathological features, and the misplacement of the teeth suggest that a thong had been placed around the mandible while the animal was young; the mandible then grew… Expand
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