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Rethinking the small pig horizon at York Minster

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The small pig horizon within the headquarters building of the legionary fortress of Eboracum (York) is a unique assemblage of early post-Roman animal bones. Originally interpreted as evidence of an impoverished Dark Age community scratching out a living within the ruined fortress, reinterpretation of this deposit suggests that it may be evidence of the economic power of a post-Roman elite conspicuously consuming suckling pig, perhaps in an echo of high-status Roman dietary preferences.

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Author(s): Gerrard J

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Oxford Journal of Archaeology

Year: 2007

Volume: 26

Issue: 3

Pages: 303-307

ISSN (print): 0262-5253

ISSN (electronic): 1468-0092

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.


DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-0092.2007.00286.x


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