My name is Danielle Newman. I am a 3rd year Bsc student at Cardiff University working on a bone report of Uamh an Eich Bhric, the rock shelter from Fiskavaig, Island of Skye as my dissertation. It's proving to be quite the project!
I'm trying to develop a theory that the exceptionally high level of non-traditional butchery (ie. crazy hacking) of the bones at this site is related to violence towards the animals. I would be most interested in any information on contemporary Iron Age sites on which a high level of violent butchery has been found. Any information, at all, on violence towards animals in the the Iron Age would be appreciated.