Archaeozoological aspects concerning the economic life during late bronze age in Palatca

  • TITLU în română: Aspecte arheozoologice cu privire la viaţa economică din epoca bronzului târziu în Palatca
  • Subiect: The archaeozoological material analyzed in the present research comes from Palatca, a settlement in Cluj county, 40 km E-NE from Cluj-Napoca. It is here that the archaeological excavation in 2001 took place. The sample which cumulates 342 remains belongs to the Bădeni culture III -Deva and it was discovered in a place called ,,Togul lui Mândruşcă". They are all mammal remains, with the exception of one gastro-pod shell. Animal breeding was the primordial activity of the people from this settlement. The high frequency of domestic mammals attests the importance of this activity within the community. A small percentage of wild mammals were discovered, which underlines the reduced use of wild species as a food source. On the basis of the number of fragments (NR), we estimated that the first place among the food sources in the settlement of Palat-ca was occupied by cattle. Caprovines follow closely, and the third place is represented by swine. We have a slightly different situation if we calculate everything according to the minimum number of individuals (MNI). Ali the other wild species identified: the roe deer, the wild boar and the hare are represented in the archaeozoological sample with one fragment each, with an exception: the red deer. Hunting wild birds, fishing or picking mol-lusks seem to have played an insignificant role in the economy of the Palatca settlement.
  • Limba de redactare: engleză
  • Vezi publicația: Acta Musei Napocensis
  • Anul publicaţiei: 2011
  • Referinţă bibliografică pentru nr. revistă: 45-46-I; anul 2011; seria 2008-2009
  • Paginaţia: 55-74
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