NeoMilk members Roz Gillis, Arek Marciniak, Jean-Denis Vigne and collaborators from France, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Germany published a paper entitled “The evolution of dual meat and milk cattle husbandry in Linearbandkeramik societies” in the Proc. of the Royal Society B. This paper presents the results of an extensive study of age-at-death in cattle from 19 LBK sites and shows that cattle husbandry was similar in time and space in the LBK culture, with a degree of specialization for meat exploitation in some areas.
The full paper can be found here in open-access.
Gillis, R. E., Kovačiková, L., Bréhard, S., Guthmann, E., Vostrovská, I., Nohálová, H., Arbogast, R.-M., Domboróczki, L., Pechtl, J., Anders, A., Marciniak, A., Tresset, A. and Vigne, J.-D., 2017. The evolution of dual meat and milk cattle husbandry in Linearbandkeramik societies. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 284(1860).