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dc.contributor.authorOutram, Alan Ken_GB
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Exeteren_GB
dc.date.accessioned2008-04-18T14:46:14Zen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-01-25T10:36:16Zen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-03-20T14:08:06Z
dc.date.issued2004en_GB
dc.description.abstractThe importance of fat in the diet is outlined and the importance of bones as a reliable source of fat is explained. Different patterns of bone marrow and grease exploitation are discussed with particular reference to marginal environments and how levels of exploitation will be related to levels of dietary stress. The possible role of Optimal Foraging Theory in addressing this issue is outlined and adaptations of Marginal Value Theorem and Diet Breadth specific to bone fat exploitation are put forward and described. The methodologies for studying patterns of bone fat exploitation within archaeological assemblages are outlined and four example applications relating to Norse and Pale-Eskimo Greenland, Norse Iceland and Middle Neolithic Gotland are used to illustrate what these methods can show. These case studies are discussed with specific reference to identifying dietary stress in marginal environments and the role of seasonality to this issue.en_GB
dc.identifier.citationIn: M. Mondini, S. Munoz and S. Wickler (eds) 'Colonisation, Migration, and Marginal Areas. A Zooarchaeological Approach'. Oxford: Oxbow, 74-85en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10036/23792en_GB
dc.language.isoenen_GB
dc.publisherOxbow Booksen_GB
dc.relation.ispartofseriesProceedings of the 9th Conference of the International Council of Archaeozoology, Durham, August 2002en_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.oxbowbooks.com/bookinfo.cfm/ID/38219/en_GB
dc.subjectFaten_GB
dc.subjectBone marrowen_GB
dc.subjectGrease exploitationen_GB
dc.subjectOptimal Foraging Theoryen_GB
dc.subjectDietary stressen_GB
dc.titleIdentifying dietary stress in marginal environments: bone fats, optimal foraging theory and the seasonal rounden_GB
dc.typeMeetings and Proceedingsen_GB
dc.date.available2008-04-18T14:46:14Zen_GB
dc.date.available2011-01-25T10:36:16Zen_GB
dc.date.available2013-03-20T14:08:06Z
dc.identifier.isbn1842171143en_GB
dc.descriptionReproduced with permission of the publisher. Copyright © Oxbow Books and the individual authors, 2004en_GB


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