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Food for thought: the potential and problems of faunal evidence for interpreting late antique society

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In: Late Antique Archaeology, Vol. 9, No. 1, 2012, p. 513-552.

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Roskams, S 2012, 'Food for thought: the potential and problems of faunal evidence for interpreting late antique society ', Late Antique Archaeology, vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 513-552. https://doi.org/10.1163/22134522-12340018

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Roskams, S. (2012). Food for thought: the potential and problems of faunal evidence for interpreting late antique society . Late Antique Archaeology, 9(1), 513-552. https://doi.org/10.1163/22134522-12340018

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Roskams S. Food for thought: the potential and problems of faunal evidence for interpreting late antique society . Late Antique Archaeology. 2012;9(1):513-552. https://doi.org/10.1163/22134522-12340018

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Roskams, Steve. / Food for thought : the potential and problems of faunal evidence for interpreting late antique society . In: Late Antique Archaeology. 2012 ; Vol. 9, No. 1. pp. 513-552.

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