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Mesolithic deer hunting- Prey choice of red deer (Cervus elaphus) based on age and sex distibutions
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Osteoarchaeological Research Laboratory.
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2020 (English)In: Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, ISSN 2352-409X, E-ISSN 2352-4103, Vol. 29Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

The Mesolithic hunting on red deer (Cervus elaphus) has been examined by analysis of prey choice through theage and sex distributions based on dentition and morphometry of zooarchaeological remains from fiveMesolithic settlements in Sweden dating to 9000–6000 cal BP. The results indicate a general selection of individualsaged 2–5 years at most sites, while the sex distribution was skewed toward either stags or hinds. Thehunting was directed towards animals that provided high immediate and short-term returns of meat. Few observationspoint to hunting patterns that would have been associated to conservational perspectives of the reddeer populations. A comparison indicates that local and site-specific differences in hunting practise can bediscerned which probably was related to local conditions linked to environment, function of sites and huntingtraditions, but no distinct correlation of hunting pattern to chronology or different regions. The study shows thepotential to evaluate kill-off patterns in relation to optimal foraging perspectives restricted to one prey species.

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2020. Vol. 29
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Archaeology; Osteoarchaeology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-176434DOI: 10.1016/j.jasrep.2019.102049OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-176434DiVA, id: diva2:1375483
Available from: 2019-12-05 Created: 2019-12-05 Last updated: 2019-12-11

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