Analyses from other, mainly biochemical disciplines, allow much more precise results on individual topics such as feeding, health and living conditions. These analyses permit, when combined with classical archaeological and historical methods, different points of view.

  • Animal bone material will be recorded following the archaeozoological standard criteria defined by the Ossobook database.
  • Palaeopathological studies of animal bones by veterinary pathology using modern methods constitute an important source of information on the diseases of animals in the past.
  • By examining written and iconographic sources in combination with archaeozoological remains we want to reconstruct human-animal relationship in the past.
  • aDNA examinations are carried out to make diagnostics of specific viral and bacterial infections.
  • Using stable isotope analyses, we can investigate differences and changes in diet, animal feeding patterns and animal keeping in general.