The tumultous history of the Carpathian Basin did not favor the preservation of medieval records in Hungary. Excavations at the urban site of Vác provided a unique opportunity to compare the role of cattle in both the local diet and vieil documented large scale trading utilizing the town's ferry. Trends seen in the archaeological and historical sources confirm each other. Direct parallels, however, should be treated with extreme caution.
Cattle Bones, Médieval Hungary, Animal Trade, Seasonality, Written Sources.