Mark Maltby, Professor in Archaeology at Bournemouth University, has given a talk in Winchester on 'Humans and Animals in Roman Winchester and Beyond'. Prof. Mark Maltby is the editor of Winchester Studies volume 9.ii The Animals of Early Winchester.
There were significant changes in how animals were exploited in Roman Britain. The study of animal bones from sites of this period along with other archaeological evidence has shed new light on diets, husbandry practices, butchery methods and the ritual use of animals. This talk focuses on some of these developments focusing particularly on zooarchaeological evidence from Winchester and other sites in southern England.
Prof. Maltby graduated in Prehistory and Archaeology at the University of Sheffield; he was a Research Fellow in the Department of Archaeology at Southampton for 13 years and has been a lecturer at Bournemouth University for over 30 years. His major research interests revolve around zooarchaeology. Mark has carried out a large numbers of research programmes on sites of all periods from the Mesolithic onwards, both in Britain and Europe, as far east as Russia and as far south as Malta. He is particularly interested in how zooarchaeology can be incorporated into studies of Roman and medieval towns. Mark has published widely on human-animal relationships in Iron Age and Roman Britain. He has specific interests and resultant publications on the history of butchery practices, the use of salt in preserving meat, and the exploitation of birds.
The slides for the talk are available here.