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A novel method for integrated age and sex determination from archaeological cattle mandibles

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Analysis of ancient cattle husbandry is compromised by the need for conventional analysis of sex and age at death to use different elements of the skeleton, usually from different individuals. We demonstrate a technique using aDNA acquired from cattle mandibles and combined with age-at-death estimation based on dental eruption in the same specimens. Application to small sample groups from two sites in Na h-Eileanan Siar (the Scottish Western Isles) show a high success rate, and demonstrates the potential for a more nuanced interpretation of ancient cattle husbandry.

TidsskriftJournal of Archaeological Science
Udgave nummer10
Sider (fra-til)3324-3330
Antal sider7
StatusUdgivet - 2012
Eksternt udgivetJa

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