My PhD didn't cover East Anglia, but I know there are Anglo-Saxon dog ABGs
present at the sites below. Cowderys Down has a dog ABG deposits in the
ditch of a sunken feature building. I think it is the example Hamerow uses.
The other references are for dog ABGs in pits, I don't know of any others in
Hope its of help
Maltby, M. 1983. The animal bone. In. M. Millett & S. James. Excavations at
Cowdery's Down Basingstoke, Hampshire, 1978-81. The Archaeological Journal,
140, 187-192, 258-259.
Smith, R. W. 1997. Excavations at Emwell Street, Warminster: the Early
Economy and Environment of a Wiltshire Market Town. Wessex Archaeology.
Gooden, D. Hamilton-Dyer, S. Laidlaw, M. and Merpham, L. 2002. Excavation of
Saxon pits at Tidworth, 1999. Wiltshire Archaeology and Natural History
Magazine.vol 95. 240-248
Keith, K. 1997. Animal bone. In. Adams, M. Excavation of a pre-conquest
cemetery at Addingham, West Yorkshire. Medieval Archaeology. 41: 180
Bourdillon, J. and Andrews, P. 1997. The animal bone. In. Andrews, P. (ed.).
Excavations at Hamwic Volume 2: Excavations at Six Dials. London. Council
for British Archaeology Research Report 109: 242-245
Dr James Morris
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Bury St Edmunds
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Subject: [ZOOARCH] Partially articulated animal skeletons in Anglo-Saxon
I wondered if anyone is able to suggest any parallels for an incomplete
partially-articulated dog skeleton which was found in a mid-Saxon sunken-
featured building in East Anglia. There appears to have been a single
backfilling event after the building became disused, and the backfill
contained substantial quantities of animal bone. The dog remains were found
as a concentration of bones close to the top of this fill near to the
doorway, and parts of the skeleton (e.g. the paws) appear to have been
articulated. The main elements missing are some of the ribs, some
both femora, one side of the pelvis and one tibia, and there is no evidence
butchery. Any information on similar examples would be much appreciated.
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