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Ein Canidenskelett aus der Wurt Jemgumkloster

Küchelmann, Hans Christian (2008): Ein Canidenskelett aus der Wurt Jemgumkloster Gemarkung Holtgaste, Kreis Leer, Ostfriesland, Bericht für den Archäologischen Dienst der Ostfriesischen Landschaft, Bremen

[A canid skeleton from the Jemgumkloster terp (Holtgaste, Jemgum, Rural District of Leer, East Frisia)]
report submitted to the Archaeological Service of the Ostfriesische Landschaft

Abstract
At the site of the Jemgumkloster terp mound in Frisia, Germany, a carefully buried skeleton of a large mature male canid was excavated. It had a fractured skull. Its size and the morphological features were inbetween those of a large dog and a wolf. The features of the skeleton, which are described in detail, allow it to be identified as that of a large dog. Pathological features, anatomical anomalies and human tool marks are discussed. The find is interpreted in the context of chronologically and culturally comparable examples.

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