2017 — volume 24
— pp. 179—186 — [PDF
Presented are the results of the excavations in the central Sofia circus of 3rd—4th to 16—19th c. AD from 2016, deposited over the Roman “Forum Serdica”. They number 8313 bone/shell finds of 47 taxa (at least 36 species and domestic forms) of invertebrates (mollusks — land snails and freshwater mussels) and vertebrate animals (bony ray-finned fishes, birds and mammals /incl. man/). One species, the Aurochs, is globally extinct and 1 disappeared from the recent fauna of Bulgaria (Great bustard). Seven species are listed in the country’s Red Data Book: European carp, Great bustard, Eurasian lynx, Gray wolf, Red deer, Brown bear, and Wildcat.
Medieval animal husbandry and hunting, Last Aurochs on the Balkans, Late-medieval poultry, Means of livelihood in the Ottoman period of Sofia