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Quid novum ad mensam hodie? The faunal remains from a Roman road station at Khirbet es-Samra, Jordan

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This article describes the numerous bone remains discovered in a Roman road station, a mansio, on the Via Nova Traiana. The finds are exceptional and provide valuable insights into the daily life, environment, and economy of a road station. The assemblage is dominated by domestic species, mainly sheep/goat, followed, to a lesser extent, by chicken, cattle, and pigs. Beasts of burden (donkey, camel), hunted game (gazelle, hare), fish, and seashells complete the bone assemblage. Together, the zooarchaeological information allows us to discuss the procurement and role of meat in the diet of the residents and visitors to this station.
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hal-03767765 , version 1 (24-02-2023)

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Hervé Monchot. Quid novum ad mensam hodie? The faunal remains from a Roman road station at Khirbet es-Samra, Jordan. Journal of Roman Archaeology (JRA), 2022, 35 (1), pp.86 - 106. ⟨10.1017/s1047759422000034⟩. ⟨hal-03767765⟩
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