The zooarchaeology of fats, oils, milk and dairying /
edited by J. Mulville and A. K. Outram.
Oxford : Oxbow, 2005.
viii, 200 p. : ill., maps ; 31 cm.
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Table of Contents
The zooarchaeology of fats, oils, milk and dairying : an introduction and overviewp. 1
Milk use in prehistory : the osteological evidencep. 8
A reconsideration of the secondary products revolution in south-eastern Europe : on the origins and use of domestic animals for milk, wool and traction in the central Balkansp. 14
Distinguishing bone fat exploitation from other taphonomic processes : what caused the high level of bone fragmentation at the Middle Neolithic site of Ajvide, Gotland?p. 32
A preliminary study of microscopic evidence for lactation in cattlep. 44
The use of bone as fuel during the Palaeolithic, experimental study of bone combustible propertiesp. 50
Fermented dairy product analysis and palaeodietary repercussions : is stable isotope analysis not cheesy enough?p. 60
Presence or absence : a preliminary study into the detection of fish oils in ceramicsp. 67
Interpretation of [delta][superscript 13]C values of fatty acids in relation to animal husbandry : food processing and consumption in prehistoryp. 77
Ethno-historical investigations
Facilitating milk let-down in traditional cattle herding systems : East Africa and beyondp. 96
Animal fat in the cultural world of the native peoples of Northeastern Americap. 107
Early techniques as a forerunner of milking practicesp. 114
A review of camel milking in the southern Levantp. 121
Medieval dairying in England : prescription, practice and performancep. 132
Oil from troubled waters : historical and archaeological investigations into the use of fish and sea mammal oil in the Northern Isles of Scotlandp. 142
Case studies
Meat and fat : intensive exploitation strategies in the Upper Palaeolithic approached from bone fracturing analysisp. 150
The guanaco as a source of meat and fat in the southern Andesp. 160
The white stuff, milking in the outer Scottish Islesp. 167
Identification of animal fats in late Roman cooking pots of Sagalassos (Southwestern Turkey)p. 183
The large scale and specialised late medieval urban craft of marrow extraction : archaeological and historical evidence from Malines (Belgium), confronted with experimental workp. 193
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