Articolele abordează subiecte din domeniul arheologiei, istoriei și muzeologiei și se referă îndeosebi la regiunea Banatului istoric, iar unele abordează istoria României și istoria universală.
1 Ianuarie 2006
This paper summarizes osteometric data for cattle and pig from Late
Mesolithic and Early Neolithic contexts at Schela Cladovei in an attempt to
distinguish between the wild and domestic forms of these animals. The
data are compared to empirical size ranges published by Bökönyi for
aurochs (Bos primigenius) and wild pig (Sus scrofa). The results suggest the
overwhelming majority of the bones measured fall below the median
values of the wild forms. No cattle bones were recovered from secure
Mesolithic contexts and the size-range data are congruent with the view
that most of the cattle from the site were domestic. There is a clear overlap
between the size-ranges of the pig bones from Mesolithic and Neolithic
contexts, which does not contradict the idea of interbreeding between wild
and domestic populations put forward in previous studies.