Küchelmann, Hans Christian (2010): Neues zur Enthaltsamkeit im Paderborner Osten. Tierknochenfunde aus der Grabung Kolpinghaus, Bericht für die Stadtarchäologie Paderborn
[News on Abstinence from the East of Paderborn. Animal Bones from the Excavation Kolpinghaus], report submitted to the Stadtarchäologie Paderborn
This report documents the results of the archaeozoological analysis of animal bones from the Busdorfstift in the city center of Paderborn. The finds stem from the 11th to 13th century AD. Apart from the expected domestic animals (cattle, sheep, goat, pig, dog, cat, chicken and goose) four wild mammal species (red deer, roe deer, wild boar, hare) are evident. Unusual species are crow, peacock and frogs. The age spectra of the domestic mammals, the choice of high quality meat cuts of pork and the occurrence of prestige related species as game and peacock point towards the association of the faunal remains with socially elevated residents. The composition of the assemblage supports the historical and archaeological interpretation of the stone buildings as curiae for high status members of the Busdorfstift.