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dc.contributor.authorTowers, Jacqueline R.*
dc.contributor.authorMontgomery, Janet*
dc.contributor.authorEvans, J.*
dc.contributor.authorJay, Mandy*
dc.contributor.authorParker Pearson, M.*
dc.date.accessioned2017-11-02T11:35:35Z
dc.date.available2017-11-02T11:35:35Z
dc.date.issued2010-03
dc.identifier.citationTowers J, Montgomery J, Evans J et al (2010) An investigation of the origins of cattle and aurochs deposited in the Early Bronze Age barrows at Gayhurst and Irthlingborough. Journal of Archaeological Science. 37(3): 508-515.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/13622
dc.descriptionYesen_US
dc.description.abstractThe Early Bronze Age round barrows at Irthlingborough, Northamptonshire and Gayhurst, Buckinghamshire contained remarkably large quantities of cattle (Bos taurus) remains. At Irthlingborough, at least 185 skulls with smaller numbers of mandibles, shoulder blades and pelves were found together with a small number of skeletal elements from aurochs (Bos primigenius). In contrast, the remains from Gayhurst are dominated by the limb bones from more than 300 animals. This study employed strontium isotope ratio analysis of cattle tooth enamel from 15 cattle and one aurochs to investigate the diversity of the animals’ origins at both sites and provide insights into Early Bronze Age funerary practices. Although strontium results show that most of the cattle and the aurochs included in this study were consistent with local origins, one animal from each barrow was born remotely, most likely in western Britain. In addition, a second Gayhurst animal was consistent with origins in a region of chalk rather than the local Jurassic sediments.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.relation.isreferencedbyhttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.jas.2009.10.012en_US
dc.rights© 2009 Elsevier. Reproduced in accordance with the publisher's self-archiving policy. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license.en_US
dc.subjectStrontium; Isotope analysis; Tooth enamel; TIMS; Intra-tooth samplingen_US
dc.titleAn investigation of the origins of cattle and aurochs deposited in the Early Bronze Age barrows at Gayhurst and Irthlingboroughen_US
dc.status.refereedYesen_US
dc.date.Accepted2009-10-12
dc.date.application2009-10-16
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.type.versionAccepted Manuscripten_US
refterms.dateFOA2018-07-29T03:24:01Z


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