Introduction, Research Questions and Context; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 Research Themes in Context: Background and Rationale; 1.3 Research Questions ; Methodology and Introduction to the Data Set; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 The Data Set; 2.3 Site Classification; 2.4 Limiting factors; 2.5 Species Diversity and Sample Size Problems; 2.6 Quantification; 2.7 Ageing; 2.8 Sexual Dimorphism; 2.9 Carcass Parts; 2.10 Software; Food, Diet and Status; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Livestock, Birds and Game; 3.3 Status and the Role of Signature Species: A case study; 3.4 Food and Diet; 3.5 The Social Divide.
Animal Husbandry and Economy4.1 Introduction; 4.2 Cattle; 4.3 Sheep; 4.4 Pigs; 4.5 Animal Husbandry ; 4.6 Modes of Production and the Role of Animals in the Economy; Provisioning and Foodways; 5.1 Introduction; 5.2 Early Saxon Phase; 5.3 Middle Saxon Phase; 5.4 Late Saxon Phase ; 5.5 Producers and Consumers?; 5.6 Distribution Networks; 5.7 Ecclesiastical sites; Specialists and Spatial Organisation in Early Urban Contexts; 6.1 Introduction; 6.2 Wics; 6.3 Burhs; 6.4 Danish Towns/ Burhs; 6.5 Discussion; Food, Status and Economy in England A.D. 450-1066; Quantification of Major Taxa (NISP).
Presence of the Most Common Wild BirdsPresence of Freshwater and Migratory Fish Taxa; Presence of Marine Fish Taxa; Mortality Profiles; Cattle Carcass Part Representation; Sheep/ Goat Carcass Part Representation; Pig Carcass Part Representation.
In this book an analysis of over 300 animal bone assemblages from English Saxon and Scandinavian sites is presented. The data set is summarised in extensive tables for use as comparanda for future archaeozoological studies. Animals in Saxon and Scandinavian England takes as its core four broad areas of analysis. The first is an investigation of the diet of the population, and how food was used to establish social boundaries. Increasingly diverse diets are recognised, with high-status populations distinguishing themselves from other social sectors through the way food was redistributed and the d.