Taphonomy and contextual zooarchaeology in urban deposits at York, UK

  title={Taphonomy and contextual zooarchaeology in urban deposits at York, UK},
  author={Clare Rainsford and Terry O'connor},
  journal={Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences},
Zooarchaeological research on assemblages from deeply stratified sites in historic towns is complicated by the reworking of bones through intercutting and disturbance. Conversely, structural association with buildings and property boundaries may allow detailed spatial analysis, and interpretation at a close contextual level that reveal small details of people’s lives. Five years of excavation at the Hungate site in York has yielded a very large animal bone assemblage ranging from Roman to early… Expand

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