Tracking animals using strontium isotopes in teeth: the role of fallow deer (Dama dama) in Roman Britain.
Sykes, Naomi, White, Judith, Hayes, Tina and Palmer, Martin (2006) Tracking animals using strontium isotopes in teeth: the role of fallow deer (Dama dama) in Roman Britain. Antiquity, 80, (310), 948-959.
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Using strontium isotope measurements on the teeth of fallow deer found at Fishbourne, the authors argue that these elegant creatures were first introduced into Britain as a gift to the Romanised aristocracy. Kept and bred in a special enclosure at the palace, they provided more than a status symbol and gastronomic treat: the fallow deer was an emblem of Empire.
|Keywords:||Roman Empire, Britannia, animal husbandry, fallow deer, Dama dama, park, strontium isotopes|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QE Geology|
|Divisions:||University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Ocean & Earth Science (SOC/SOES)
|Date Deposited:||29 Nov 2006|
|Last Modified:||27 Mar 2014 18:26|
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