New Evidence for the Date of Introduction of the House Mouse, Mus musculus domesticus Schwartz & Schwartz, and the Field Mouse, Apodemus sylvaficus (L.), to Shetland

@article{Nicholson2005NewEF,
  title={New Evidence for the Date of Introduction of the House Mouse, Mus musculus domesticus Schwartz \& Schwartz, and the Field Mouse, Apodemus sylvaficus (L.), to Shetland},
  author={Rebecca A. Nicholson and Paul R. Barber and Julie M. Bond},
  journal={Environmental Archaeology},
  year={2005},
  volume={10},
  pages={143 - 151}
}
Abstract This paper presents new evidence to challenge the accepted view that both the house mouse Mus musculus domesticus and the field mouse Apodemus sylvaticus were introduced to Shetland by the Vikings. Archaeological remains of both Mus and Apodemus have been recovered from the site of Old Scatness Broch. While both mice were present in deposits dating to around the period of early Viking incursions, Apodemus has also been identified in a number of deposits dated to the middle Iron Age… Expand
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