Technological Choice and Human-Animal Relationships: A Bird’s Eye View from the Rat Islands, Alaska
Contributor(s):: Taivalkoski, Ariel
The earliest domestic cat on the Silk Road
| Contributor(s):: Haruda, A. F., Miller, A. R. V., Paijmans, J. L. A., Barlow, A., Tazhekeyev, A., Bilalov, S., Hesse, Y., Preick, M., King, T., Thomas, R., Harke, H., Arzhantseva, I.
We present the earliest evidence for domestic cat (Felis catus L., 1758) from Kazakhstan, found as a well preserved skeleton with extensive osteological pathologies dating to 775–940 cal CE from the early medieval city of Dzhankent, Kazakhstan. This urban settlement was...
Both feather peckers and victims are more asymmetrical than control hens
| Contributor(s):: Tahamtani, Fernanda M., Forkman, Björn, Hinrichsen, Lena K., Riber, Anja B.
Feather pecking is the major welfare issue facing the egg farming industry worldwide. Previous research has found a relationship between cannibalistic behaviour, fluctuating asymmetry of bilateral traits (FA) and body weight in laying hens. As cannibalism is linked to severe feather pecking, it...
Ancient Bond Between Human and Animals Revealed in 14,000-Year-Old Diseased Dog Teeth
| Contributor(s):: Kristin Hugo
Environmentally enriching American mink ( Neovison vison) increases lymphoid organ weight and skeletal symmetry, and reveals differences between two sub-types of stereotypic behaviour
| Contributor(s):: Diez-Leon, M., Bursian, S., Galicia, D., Napolitano, A., Palme, R., Mason, G.
Enrichment studies for wild carnivores (e.g., in zoos) are often short-term, use enrichments of unknown motivational significance, and focus on glucocorticoids and stereotypic behaviour (SB), ignoring other stress-relevant variables. Our study assessed the broad behavioural and physiological...
Ancient camelids in the Old World - between Arabia and Europe
| Contributor(s):: Mashkour, M., Beech, M.
This special issue contains topics on the history, use and value of camels in different areas of the world, including Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Romania, Hungary and Serbia.
Camels from Roman imperial sites in Serbia
| Contributor(s):: Vukovic-Bogdanovic, S., Blazic, S.
This paper presents camel remains identified in Roman sites in Serbia. The remains originate from Viminacium, the capital of Roman province Moesia, and from the 3rd-4th century Villa rustica in the locality of Vranj, in the province of Pannonia. In Viminacium, they were found in a 4th century...
Camels in Romania
| Contributor(s):: Balasescu, A.
A large number of animal remains (186 pieces) were accidentally discovered in 2008, during construction works on a private property in Agighiol village (Tulcea County), in an area previously unknown to have archaeological relevance. This material led to the identification of camel remains (155...
Camels in Saudi oasis during the last two millennia; the examples of Dumat al-Jandal (Al-Jawf Province) and al-Yamama (Riyadh Province)
| Contributor(s):: Monchot, H.
By its extraordinary adaptability to live in a hyper arid environment, the camel ( Camelus dromaderius) is certainly the animal that best characterizes the Arabian Peninsula. If a rich ethnographic literature exists showing the economic importance of this species through the last two millennia,...
Recent camel finds from Hungary
| Contributor(s):: Daroczi-Szabo, L., Daroczi-Szabo, M., Kovacs, Z. E., Korosi, A., Tugya, B.
This paper is a brief review of camel bones recently discovered in the territory of modern-day Hungary. The goal of this paper is to provide an inventory of all known camel finds representing both the Roman Period province of Pannonia (1st-4th c.) and the northernmost outpost of the Ottoman...
The camel remains from site HD-6 (Ra's al-Hadd, Sultanate of Oman): an opportunity for a critical review of dromedary findings in eastern Arabia
| Contributor(s):: Curci, A., Carletti, M., Tosi, M.
Bone remains of camel ( Camelus dromedarius) have been found in several sites of south-eastern Arabia, dating from the Late Holocene period to the Bronze Age, and generally attributed to wild animals. The new camel finds from the Early Bronze Age site of Ra's al-Hadd (HD-6) - dated with...
The history of the camel bone dating project
| Contributor(s):: Grigson, C.
The results obtained by the AMS laboratory in Oxford for the 'Camel Bone Dating Project' are summarized and discussed.
Human domestication reconsidered
| Contributor(s):: Leach, Helen M.
Palaeopathology and horse domestication : the case of some Iron Age horses from the Altai Mountains, Siberia
| Contributor(s):: Levine, Marsha A., Bailey, Geoff N, Whitwell, Katherine E, Jeffcott, Leo B
Zooarchaeology and Human-Environment Interactions at Pre-Columbian Sitio Drago, Panama
| Contributor(s):: Michael Kay, Kitty F. Emery (adviser)
The archaeological site of Sitio Drago in Bocas del Toro, Panama provides an opportunity for investigation into animal resource use and pre-Columbian people’s interaction with their environment. Sitio Drago is important because of its location in a generally overlooked, but essential,...
The lion of Bubasteion to Saqqara (Egypt).An uncommon mummy among mummies of cats
| Contributor(s):: Callou, Cecile, Lichtenberg, Roger, Hennet, Philippe, Samzun, Anaick, Zivie, Alain