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A Horse, Of Course - Animals 09

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On today's episode of ArchaeoAnimals, we'll be talking about horse bones! Why are they so venerated in the past? How is this reflected in the way we find horse burials? And why are their bones just so large and scary?!

We were also joined by two zooarchaeology researchers, Rúnar Leifsson and Albína Hulda Pálsdóttir, who have told us all about their fascinating research on Icelandic horses!

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  • Hillson, S. (1992) Mammal Bones and Teeth: An Introductory Guide to Methods of Identification. London: University College London Institute of Archaeology

  • Fagan, B. (2015) The Intimate Bond: How animals shaped human history. London: Bloomsbury Press

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Oseberg Ship Burial - Arch365 071

On today's episode we'll be talking about one of the most famous Viking Ship burials- The Oseberg Ship.  Why is this ship so special?  What can we learn from it?  Why, 100 years after it's discovery, are we still so enthralled with it's mysteries? 

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