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New trajectories or accelerating change? Zooarchaeological evidence for Roman transformation of animal husbandry in Northern Italy

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Throughout the Western provinces of the Roman Empire, greater economic and political connectivity had a major impact on agricultural production, which grew in scale and specialisation after integration with the Roman state. However, uniquely in Western Europe, farming strategies in Italy began to evolve centuries before the Roman conquest, and many ‘Roman’ patterns associated with livestock size and the relative proportions of different taxa first emerged during the early and middle centuries...

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University of Oxford
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SSD
Department:
School of Archaeology
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European Commission
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716298
Publisher:
Springer
Journal:
Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences More from this journal
Volume:
13
Article number:
25
Publication date:
2021-01-15
Acceptance date:
2020-11-30
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1866-9565
ISSN:
1866-9557
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English
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1147264
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pubs:1147264
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2020-11-30

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