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RETHINKING THE SMALL PIG HORIZON AT YORK MINSTER

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The small pig horizon within the headquarters building of the legionary fortress of Eboracum (York) is a unique assemblage of early post-Roman animal bones. Originally interpreted as evidence of an impoverished Dark Age community scratching out a living within the ruined fortress, reinterpretation of this deposit suggests that it may be evidence of the economic power of a post-Roman elite conspicuously consuming suckling pig, perhaps in an echo of high-status Roman dietary preferences.
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Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Pre-Construct Archaeology (London)Units 54 and 55Brockley Cross Business Centre96 Endwell RoadBrockleyLondon SE4 2PD

Publication date: August 1, 2007

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