Consumption of canid meat at the Gravettian Předmostí site, the Czech Republic
|Klíčová slova||wolf, Canis lupus, dog, Canis familiaris, Upper Palaeolithic, Gravettian, domestication, canid meat consumption|
|Citace||GERMONPRÉ, Mietje, LÁZNIČKOVÁ-GALETOVÁ, Martina, JIMENEZ, Elodie-Laure, LOSEY, Robert, SABLIN, Mikhail, BOCHERENS, Hervé a BROECK, Martine. Consumption of canid meat at the Gravettian Předmostí site, the Czech Republic. Fossil Imprint / Acta Musei Nationalis Pragae, Series B – Historia Naturalis. Praha: Národní muzeum, 2017, 73(3-4), 360-382. DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/if-2017-0020. ISSN 2533-4050 (tisk), 2533-4069 (online). Dostupné také z: https://publikace.nm.cz/periodicke-publikace/fiamnpsbhn/73-3-4/consumption-of-canid-meat-at-the-gravettian-predmosti-site-the-czech-republic|
Předmostí is one of the most famous Gravettian sites in Central Europe. Its fame is based on a unique human assemblage, sadly largely destroyed during the Second World War, a huge mammoth assemblage and a very rich large canid assemblage. It has been shown previously that mammoth played an important role in the subsistence practices of the Gravettian inhabitants of Předmostí. Detailed analyses of the large canid postcranial material were carried out to investigate whether these canid remains can be assigned to different size groups and whether these remains show evidence of being butchered and consumed by humans. Based on deﬂeshing marks and impact traces on the long bones, it is proposed here that large canids were consumed by the Gravettian inhabitants of Předmostí, thus further elucidating the speciﬁc human-large canid relationships that existed during the Upper Palaeolithic.