Deux activités artisanales d’un faubourg parisien des XVème et XVIème s. d’après les ossements animaux


fr Anthropozoologica 17 - Pages 11-20

Published on 01 November 1993

Animal bone evidence for two craft activities in a district of Paris in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries

Two pits were found during excavations of part of the fifteenth and sixteenth century suburbs of Paris, at the site of the Carousel Gardens. Significant quantifies of cattle skulls were found in one, and of horse skeletons in the other. These deposits reflect two of the craft activities of the inhabitants: the preparation of palates of cattle for cooking and the making of bone objects from horse bones.


Middle Ages, Renaissance, cooking, bone, cattle, horse, Paris.

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