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Animals in Ritual and Economy in a Roman Frontier Community

Excavations in Tiel-Passewaaij

Animals in Ritual and Economy in a Roman Frontier Community by Maaike Groot
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This new volume in the acclaimedAmsterdam Archaeological Studies seriesexplores the roles of animals in a ruralcommunity in the civitas Batavorum inthe 1st to 3rd centuries ad. Large-scaleexcavations of two settlements and acremation cemetery in Tiel-Passewaaijhave yielded an animal bone assemblageof around 30,000 fragments. The studycompares data from both the settlementsand the cemetery, assessing the roleof livestock in the local economy andthe production of surplus products for the Roman market. The author also inves-tigatesthe use of animals in funerary andother rituals.The inclusion of a catalogue of specialanimal deposits makes it a valuablereference work for animal bone specialists.
Amsterdam University Press; January 2008
285 pages; ISBN 9789048502325
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Title: Animals in Ritual and Economy in a Roman Frontier Community
Author: Maaike Groot
 
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