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Bird Bone Remains from the 11th and 12th Centuries Settlement of Piatra Frecatei (Dobrudja, Romania) in the Context of Early Medieval Sites in Southeast Romania



In this paper, the avian bones identified from the 11th and 12th centuries settlement of Piatra Frecatei in Dobrudja (Southeast Romania) are presented. The results are put in context with data from other two coeval sites in the region. Among the 86 bird bones representing 3.7% of the total animal bone assemblage, domestic hen was the most frequent species by 61 bones (71%) and 13 specimens (59.3%). The wild species include birds that live in the aquatic environment evidencing that fowling took place in the vicinity of site, and most probably was connected to fishing. Copyright © 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.