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- Winter-Schuh, Christine; Schmütz, Kay; Eberle, Nils; Makarewicz, Cheryl A.
- Journal of archaeological science: Reports 2018 v.22 pp. 285-297
- archaeology; carbon; cattle; cattle husbandry; floodplains; grazing; growing season; herding; ingestion; isotopes; management systems; meat production; oxygen; strontium; stubble; tooth enamel; Central European region; Germany
- ... Domestic cattle (Bos taurus) were one of the most important animal resources exploited by farming communities throughout the Neolithic period in Central Europe. However, little is currently known about cattle husbandry practices in use for Late Neolithic communities located in Central Germany. Here, we present new zooarchaeological and isotopic data in order to better understand cattle management ...