Nombres de restes déterminés des principales espèces animales consommées en milieu urbain en France durant les périodes historiques. Essai de synthèse

Vianney FOREST

fr Anthropozoologica 19 - Pages 29-37

Published on 01 July 1994

Synthesis attempt on Number of Identified Specimens for the main consumed animal species in urbane environnent in France during historical times

The excavations of parkings in the centre of Lyon (Rhône, France) allowed the study of mammalian bone remains from the Ist century A.C. to the XIXth century. The fluctuations of the number of identified specimens (NRD) of pigs, sheep and goats, and cattle show similar trends to those observed in other French cities. They reflect preferences in the diet; but they must be studied with the idea that a city is organised: bones and meat do not follow the same ways.


Pig, cattle, ovicaprids, number of identified specimens, France, town.

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