Project

Transformations in animal husbandry and consumption patterns at the fringes of the Roman Empire. A zooarchaeological study of selected Roman sites in the civitas Menapiorum and Nerviorum (1st century BC- 4th century AD).

Duration
01 October 2016 → 11 October 2016
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Archaeology
    • History
    • Theory and methodology of archaeology
    • Other history and archaeology
  • Natural sciences
    • Animal biology
  • Social sciences
    • Economic history
Keywords
Zooarchaeology Gallo-Roman romanisation
 
Project description

This research is a zooarchaeological study executed on animal remains from Gallo-Roman sites with diverse socio-economic functions (rural, administrative, military) spread over multiple landscape components in Flanders. Through interdisciplinary research patterns in the relationship between food and social status and how the absorption in the Roman empire has influenced animal husbandry in farthest corners of the Imperium.