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Walking on eggshells: a study of egg use in Anglo-Scandinavian York based on eggshell identification using ZooMS

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Eggshell is a potentially common archaeological resource, but it tends to be ignored. The recent development of ZooMS (zooarchaeology by mass spectrometry) as a rapid and robust system for taxonomic identification of preserved eggshell fragments has facilitated new insights into patterns of egg use in the past. This paper presents a case study of egg use at two sites in Anglo-Scandinavian York (Hungate and Coppergate). The results described below suggest that the relative prevalence of goose ...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1002/oa.2362

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Stewart, JRM More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, SSD, School of Archaeology, Archaeology Institute
Jones, AKG More by this author
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Penkman, KEH More by this author
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Publisher:
Wiley Online Library Publisher's website
Journal:
International Journal of Osteoarchaeology Journal website
Volume:
24
Issue:
3
Pages:
247–255
Publication date:
2013-12-18
Acceptance date:
2013-11-04
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ISSN:
1047-482X
URN:
uuid:048c2354-1dac-4b76-a09e-86d0eae3fc76
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624373
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pubs:624373
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