Many thanks to all who submitted titles in response to my query about
cattle (Bos) exploitation practices as reflected in kill-off patterns.
As promised, I have collated the titles and present them to you below.
If you find anything of significance to be missing or any obvious
errors, please do let me know. (Note: I have not done much
standardization of the titles submitted.)
Thanks again, and Happy Holidays to one and all.
Richard H. Meadow
Peabody Museum, Harvard University
Results to date (17 December 2008) of the following enquiry posted on
the Zooarch Listserv on 4 December 2008 by Richard H. Meadow:
"Not being familiar with much of the zooarchaeological work in Britain,
could I ask for the titles of what you consider some good reports on
cattle (Bos) exploitation practices as reflected in kill-off patterns
documented using tooth eruption and wear and/or epiphyseal union.
Examples from the continent would also be appropriate. I am particularly
interested in the methodologies being employed, age ranges defined, and
interpretations of the ageing data. Titles of reports, monographs, and
articles would all be welcome."
Albarella, U. and Davis, S. (1996) Mammals and birds from Launceston
Castle, Cornwall: decline in status and the rise of agriculture. Circaea
Audoin-Rouzeau, F. (1992) Approche archéozoologique du commerce des
viandes au Moyen Age. Anthropozoologica 16:83-92.
Crabtree, Pam J. (1989) West Stow, Suffolk: Early Anglo-Saxon Animal
Husbandry. East Anglian Archaeology 47. Suffolk County Planning
Entwistle, R., and A. Grant (1989) Evidence for Cereal Cultivation and
Animal Husbandry in the Southern British Neolithic and Bronze Age. In
Beginnings of Agriculture, pp. 203-215: Oxford : B.A.R.
Grant, A. (2000) Diet, economy and ritual evidence from the faunal
remains. In M. Fulford and J. Timby, Late Iron Age and Roman Silchester:
Excavations on the Site of the Forum-Basilica, 1980-86. London:
Britannia Monograph 15: 425-82.
Grigson, C. (1999) The mammalian remains. In A. Whittle, J. Pollard and
C. Grigson, The Harmony of Symbols: the Windmill Hill Causewayed
Enclosure. Oxford: Oxbow: 164-252.
Halstead, P. (1998) Mortality Models and Milking: Problems of
Uniformitarianism, Optimality, and Equfinality Reconsidered.
Hambleton, E. (1999) Animal Husbandry Regimes in Iron Age Britain.
Oxford: BAR (BS) 282.
Hamilton, J. (1978) A comparison of the age structure at mortality of
some Iron Age and Romano-British cattle and sheep populations. In:
Parrington, M. (ed) The excavation of an Iron Age settlement, Bronze Age
ring ditches and Roman features at Ashville Trading Estate, Abingdon
(Oxfordshire) 1974-6. London: CBA Research Report 28, pp. 126-133.
Johanmsen, Niels Nørkjaer. (2006) Draught cattle and the South
Scandinavian economies of the 4th millennium BC. Environmental
Archaeology 11(1): 35-48.
Legge, A.J. (1989) Milking the evidence; a reply to Entwhistle and
Grant. In: The Beginnings of Agriculture (Eds. A. Milles, D. Williams
and N. Gardner) Oxford: British Archaeological Reports International
Series 496, 217-242.
Legge, A.T. (1991) The animal remains from six sites at Down Farm,
Woodcutts. In J. Barrett, R. Bradley and A. Hall, Papers on the
Prehistoric Archaeology of Cranborne Chase 54-99.
Legge, A.J. (1992) Excavations at Grimes Graves, Norfolk: 1972-1976.
Fascicle 4: Animals, Environment and the Bronze Age Economy. London:
British Museum Press.
Legge, A.J. (2005) Milk Use in Prehistory. In The Zooarchaeology and
Fats, Oils Milk and Dairying. Eds. J. Mulville and A. Outram. Oxford,
Locker, A. (2000) Animal bone. In A. Lawson, Potterne 1982-5: Animal
Husbandry in Later Prehistoric Wiltshire. Salisbury: Wessex Archaeology
Report 17: 101-19.
Luff, R-M (1993) Animal Bones from Excavations in Colchester 1971-85.
Colchester Archaeological Trust Archaeological Report 12.
Maltby, M. (1981) Iron Age, Romano-British and Anglo-Saxon animal
husbandry - a review of the faunal evidence. In M. Jones and G. Dimbleby
(eds.), The Environment of Man: the Iron Age to the Anglo-Saxon Period,
Maltby, M. (1989) Urban-rural variations in the butchering of cattle in
Romano-British Hampshire, in Diet and Crafts in Towns, vol. 199. Edited
by D. Sergeantson and T. Waldron, pp. 75-106. Oxford: B.A.R. British series.
Maltby, M. (1994) The meat supply in Roman Dorchester and Winchester. In
A.R. Hall and H.K. Kenward (eds.), Urban-Rural Connexions: Perspectives
from Environmental Archaeology. Symposia of the Association for
Environmental Archaeology 12/ Oxbow Monograph 47: 85-102.
McCormick, F. (1992) Early Faunal Evidence for Dairying. Oxford Journal
of Archaeology 11 :201-209.
McCormick, F. (1998) Calf Slaughter as a Response to Marginality, in
Life on the Edge: Human Settlement and Marginality. Edited by G. Coles
and C. M. Mills, pp. 49-51. Oxford: Oxbow Books.
Mulville, 1., J. Bond, and O. Craig (2005) The White Stuff, Milking in
the Outer Scottish Isles," in The Zooarchaeology ofFats, Oils, Milk and
Dairying. Edited by J. Mulville and A. K. Outram, pp. 167-182. Oxford:
O'Connor, T. (1989) Bones from Anglo-Scandinavian Levels at 16-22
Coppergate. The Archaeology of York (ed. P. Addyman) Volume 15: Fascicule 3.
O'Connor, T. (1991) Bones from 46-54 Fishergate. The Archaeology of York
(ed. P. Addyman) Volume 15: Fascicule 4.
Olsen, S. L. (1994) Exploitation of Mammals at the Early Bronze Age Site
of West Row Fen (Mildenhall 165), Suffolk, England. Annals of Carnegie
Payne, S. (1982) The use of early 19th century data in ageing cattle
mandibles from archaeological sites, and the relationship between the
eruption of M3 and P4 Circaea 2: 77-82
Ryan, K. 2005) Facilitating Milk Let-Down in Traditional Cattle Herding
Systems: East Africa and Beyond," in The Zooarchaeology of Fats, Oils,
Milk and Dairying. Edited by J. Mulville and A. K. Outram, pp. 96-106.
Serjeantson, D., Waldron, T. and McCracken, S. (1986) Veal and Calfskin
in eighteenth Century Lingston? London Archaeologist 5(9):227-231
Sykes, N.J. (2006) From Cu and Sceap to Beffe and Motton: The managment,
distribution and consumption of cattle and sheep in medieval England. In
(Woolgar, C.M, Serjeantson, d. and Waldron, T. (eds.) Food in Medieval
England: Diet and Nutrition. Oxford: Oxford University Press. pp. 56-71
Thomas, R. (2005) Animals, Economy and Status: The Integration of
Zooarchaeological and Historical Evidence in the Study of Dudley Castle,
West Midlands (c.1100-1750). British Archaeological Reports British
Series 392. Archaeopress, Oxford.
Wilson, B. (1994) Mortality patterns, animal husbandry and marketing in
and around medieval and post-medieval Oxford. In A. Hall and H. Kenwasrd
(eds.), Urban-Rural Connexions: Perspectives from Environmental
Archaeology, pp. 103-16.
Wilson, Bob, Julie Hamilton, Don Bromwell, and Philip Armitage. (1978)
"The animal bones," in The Excavation of an Iron Age Settlement, Bronze
Age Ring Ditches, and Roman Features at Ashebille Trading Estate,
Abingdon (Oxfordshire), 1974-1976, edited by M. Parrington, pp. 110-139.
London: Council for British Archaeology (Research Report 28). (available
and subsequent files that are linked)