These faunal remains were recovered during the excavations of the Roman site of Calvatone, near Brescia. The presence of a large amount of bovine bones is very interesting for the study of the domestic fauna of this period. The great majority of old individuals among cattle suggests that they were used for work. Tooth pathologies and vertebrae anomalies are frequent. Besides cattle, other domestic animals have been identified, such as pig, sheep, goat, and horse, and also a fragment of camel bone has been found.
Italy, Roman age, cattle, domestic fauna, camel