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Fallow deer (Dama dama dama) management in Roman South-East Britain

Madgwick, Richard; Sykes, Naomi; Miller, Holly; Symmons, Robert; Morris, James; Lamb, Angela L.

Authors

Richard Madgwick

Naomi Sykes

HOLLY MILLER Holly.Miller@nottingham.ac.uk
Assistant Professor in Zooarchaeology_*d

Robert Symmons

James Morris

Angela L. Lamb



Abstract

This paper presents new carbon, nitrogen and sulphur isotope data for European fallow deer (Dama dama dama) in Roman Britain and discusses results in light of evidence from classical texts, landscape archaeology, zooarchaeology and the limited available samples of metric data. The new isotope data presented here are from Fishbourne Roman Palace (Sussex), two sites on the Isle of Thanet (Kent) and a further two sites in London. In spite of small sample sizes the data make an important contribution to the very limited corpus of scientific research on the species and provide new resolution to the nature of fallow deer movement and management in Roman Britain.

Citation

Madgwick, R., Sykes, N., Miller, H., Symmons, R., Morris, J., & Lamb, A. L. (2013). Fallow deer (Dama dama dama) management in Roman South-East Britain. Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences, 5(2), https://doi.org/10.1007/s12520-013-0120-0

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jan 17, 2013
Online Publication Date Mar 13, 2013
Publication Date Jun 30, 2013
Deposit Date Jul 24, 2018
Journal Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences
Print ISSN 1866-9557
Electronic ISSN 1866-9565
Publisher Springer Verlag
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 5
Issue 2
DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/s12520-013-0120-0
Keywords Fallow deer; Stable isotopes; Roman Britain; Biogeography; Management
Public URL http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/53096
Publisher URL https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs12520-013-0120-0
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/end_user_agreement.pdf