Küchelmann, Hans Christian (2011): Eine Rinderdeponierung aus der sächsischen Siedlung Achim-Uesen, Kreis Verden, Bericht an die Kreisarchäologie Verden, Bremen
[A Cattle Burial from the Saxon Settlement of Achim-Uesen, County Verden]
report submitted to the Kreisarchäologie Verden
During an archaeological supervision of construction works in Achim-Uesen, county Verden, Lower Saxony, two Saxon sunken floor huts were found, in-between which an almost complete cattle skeleton was deposited. Saxon cattle burials are not unusual in Saxon contexts, but the skeleton deviated from other cattle burials in several aspects. Finally, a radiocarbon dating proved the deposition to be from early 20th century date. The feature is a good example for the importance of taphonomic evidence in the interpretation of archaeozoological contexts.
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