Mesowear analysis on Finnish medieval horses

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Mesowear analysis is a powerful tool for paleodiet reconstruction in ungulates. In this
study, we apply this method to archeological data. We conduct mesowear analysis
on cheek teeth of medieval horses from the Levänluhta site in Ostrobothnia, western
Finland and, for comparison, we study medieval and post-medieval horse teeth from
Viljandi and Tallinn, Estonia. Our results show attrition-dominated mesowear indicating
browsing diet for the medieval Levänluhta horses, while the Viljandi horses have
mesowear indicating more mixed diet. Mesowear on teeth from Tallinn horses suggest
primarily grazing-like abrasive diet. Differences maybe due to different diet of horses
in Finland and Estonia, or may point to seasonal differences in diet and thus indicate
different times of death for these horses.
Originalspråkengelska
TidskriftAnnales Zoologici Fennici
Volym51
Utgåva1
Sidor (från-till)119-122
Antal sidor4
ISSN0003-455X
StatusPublicerad - 7 apr 2014
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  • 1181 Ekologi, evolutionsbiologi
  • 615 Historia och arkeologi

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