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Hi Angela,
 
Perceived wisdom is that donkeys were introduced by the Romans. However, using my new identification methods, I have found that a few were present in the late pre Roman Iron Age, probably traded from the continent so Roman contact is still the mechanism of introduction.
 
Cluny Johnstone
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Subject: [ZOOARCH] earliest use of donkeys in Britain

Can anyone tell me when donkeys were first introduced into Britain?
many thanks