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29 May 2020

The patter of horse’s feet – a sign from Latene period an archaeozoological report

Journal of Ancient History and Archeology
The patter of horse’s feet – a sign from Latene period an archaeozoological report

The present paper deals with the identification and interpretation of the archeozoological material harvested from the archaeological campaign in 2008 under the supervision of specialists from the National History Museum Alba-Iulia in the area of the Olympic Swimming Pool. The Iron Age settlement (pit no 401) revealed the existence of a grave of a horse, buried along a series of artefacts. The material presented was in a very poor state of conservation, allowing, in most cases, only partial measurements. Most of the material belonged to one single horse (Equus caballus) which was evaluated from an anatomical perspective and an osteometrical as well. According to the concluded data, the bones belonged to a young individual, no more than 3-3.5 years old, with an average height calculated, based on the measured long bones, of 139 cm.

Source: Pop X., Martonos C., Pâclișan B., Damian A., Stan F., Gudea A. (2020) The patter of horse’s feet – a sign from Latene period an archaeozoological report. Journal of Ancient History and Archeology. Vol.7, №1: 70-78

Source web-site: http://jaha.org.ro/index.php/JAHA/article/view/507/369

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