Animals and people in the Netherlands’ past: >50 years of archaeozoology in the Netherlands

Canan Çakirlar*, Youri van den Hurk, Inge van der Jagt, Yvonne van Amerongen, Jan Bakker, Rianne Breider, Joyce van Dijk, Kinie Esser, Maaike Groot, Theo de Jong, Lisette Kootker, Frits Steenhuisen, Jørn Zeiler, Thijs van Kolfschoten, Wietske Prummel, Roel Lauwerier

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More than fifty years ago, Anneke T. Clason published the first English-language archaeozoological study on Dutch faunal assemblages. Inspired by the anniversary of this landmark publication, this paper presents a status overview of Dutch archaeozoology organized in twelve themes (e.g. rituals, Mesolithic-Neolithic transition, medieval period). The paper also discusses the common methods applied in Dutch archaeozoology, and includes extensive supplementary material that summarizes data from gray literature in Dutch. Our aim is to provide a guide to archaeozoological questions pertaining to the Netherlands and open a window for researchers working outside the Netherlands to the highly active world of Dutch archaeozoology.

Original languageEnglish
Article number13
Pages (from-to)1–30
Number of pages30
JournalOpen Quaternary
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 19 Nov 2019


  • Anneke Clason
  • Archaeozoology
  • Dutch
  • The Netherlands
  • Zooarchaeology


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