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Palaeopathology and horse domestication: the case of some Iron Age horses horn the Altai Mountains, Siberia

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Palaeopathology and horse domestication: the case of some Iron Age horses horn the Altai Mountains, Siberia. / Levine, M.A.; Bailey, G.; Whitwell, K.E.; Jeffcott, L.B.; Bailey, G. (Editor); Charles, R. (Editor); Winder, N. (Editor).

Human Ecodynamics. Oxbow Books, 2000. p. 123-133 (Symposia of the Association for Environmental Archaeology; Vol. 19).

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Harvard

Levine, MA, Bailey, G, Whitwell, KE, Jeffcott, LB, Bailey, G (ed.), Charles, R (ed.) & Winder, N (ed.) 2000, Palaeopathology and horse domestication: the case of some Iron Age horses horn the Altai Mountains, Siberia. in Human Ecodynamics. Symposia of the Association for Environmental Archaeology, vol. 19, Oxbow Books, pp. 123-133. <http://www.oxbowbooks.com/bookinfo.cfm/ID/27204//Location/Oxbow>

APA

Levine, M. A., Bailey, G., Whitwell, K. E., Jeffcott, L. B., Bailey, G. (Ed.), Charles, R. (Ed.), & Winder, N. (Ed.) (2000). Palaeopathology and horse domestication: the case of some Iron Age horses horn the Altai Mountains, Siberia. In Human Ecodynamics (pp. 123-133). (Symposia of the Association for Environmental Archaeology; Vol. 19). Oxbow Books. http://www.oxbowbooks.com/bookinfo.cfm/ID/27204//Location/Oxbow

Vancouver

Levine MA, Bailey G, Whitwell KE, Jeffcott LB, Bailey G, (ed.), Charles R, (ed.) et al. Palaeopathology and horse domestication: the case of some Iron Age horses horn the Altai Mountains, Siberia. In Human Ecodynamics. Oxbow Books. 2000. p. 123-133. (Symposia of the Association for Environmental Archaeology).

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Levine, M.A. ; Bailey, G. ; Whitwell, K.E. ; Jeffcott, L.B. ; Bailey, G. (Editor) ; Charles, R. (Editor) ; Winder, N. (Editor). / Palaeopathology and horse domestication: the case of some Iron Age horses horn the Altai Mountains, Siberia. Human Ecodynamics. Oxbow Books, 2000. pp. 123-133 (Symposia of the Association for Environmental Archaeology).

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