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Analysis of plant macrofossils in goat/sheep faeces from the Neolithic lake shore settlement of Horgen Scheller - an indication of prehistoric transhumance?

Akeret, Örni and Jacomet, Stefanie. (1997) Analysis of plant macrofossils in goat/sheep faeces from the Neolithic lake shore settlement of Horgen Scheller - an indication of prehistoric transhumance? Vegetation History and Archaeobotany, 6 (4). pp. 235-239.

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Abstract

213 goat or sheep faeces from the Neolithic lake shore settlement of Horgen Scheller (Switzerland) were analysed for plant macrofossils. Only 51 (24%) of them contained identifiable remains. The most frequent finds were prickles of Rosaceae, probably blackberry (Rubus fruticosus s.l.). This is interpreted as food that was grazed from hedges, woodland edges or clearings in winter or spring. Faeces from summer or autumn are apparently not present. Explanations for this are discussed, among which trans-humance seems most probable. Archäobotanik - Zürich - Ufersiedlung/Moorsiedlung - Horgen Fäzes - Makroreste - Haustierfütterung - Transhumanz - Schaf - Ziege - Ovicapridae
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Umweltwissenschaften > Ehemalige Einheiten Umweltwissenschaften > Archäobotanik (Jacomet)
UniBasel Contributors:Akeret, Ernst Örni and Jacomet, Stefanie
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
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Publisher:Springer International
ISSN:0939-6314
e-ISSN:1617-6278
Note:Note: Zugleich als Sonderdruck erschienen -- Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
Language:English
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