Ancient pompeian dogs--morphological and morphometric evidence for different canine populations.

@article{Zedda2006AncientPD,
  title={Ancient pompeian dogs--morphological and morphometric evidence for different canine populations.},
  author={Marco Zedda and Paolo Manca and Valentina Chisu and Sergio Domenico Gadau and Gianluca Lepore and Angelo Genovese and Vittorio Farina},
  journal={Anatomia, histologia, embryologia},
  year={2006},
  volume={35 5},
  pages={319-24}
}
This article examines the morphological features of the dog during the Roman Age on the basis of osseous and dental remains dug up in Pompeii. The material, consisting of 113 canine bones and teeth, was subjected to both morphological and morphometrical analyses and was compared with modern canine breeds. In most cases, the age at death, shoulder height and other phenotypic features were ascertained. The examined Pompeian canine population fell mainly into two categories: small- and large-sized… CONTINUE READING