Fishbones from a Bronze Age kitchenmidden in southern Sweden


en Anthropozoologica 25-26 - Pages 785-788

Published on 01 June 1998

This article is a part of the thematic issue Proceedings of the 7th ICAZ International Meeting, Constance, September 1994

This paper presents the results of the analysis of the fishbone material from a kitchenmidden in southern Sweden, dated to the younger Bronze Age. 11,196 elements from marine fishes have been identified and size diagrams have been made for Gadus morhua and Pleuronectidae. Quantification of the material has been made according to two methods and the different results are presented in diagrams. Local fishing and seasonality are discussed.


Fishbones, kitchenmidden, size estimation, quantification, local fishing, seasonality

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