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Средно- и къснохолоценски птици от находища в източната част на Горнотракийската низина (Южна България) [Middle and Late Holocene birds from the Eastern Upper Thracian Plane (S Bulgaria)]

Златозар Боев [Zlatozar Boev]

20 September 2004 · volume 16 · pp. 123–132 · PDF [full text]

Abstract: Avian bone finds (330; MNI 65) from seven archaeological sites in CS Bulgaria, dated Eneolithic to 12 century A. D. have been examined. They belong to at least 13 species of 7 orders, some of them (Aquila chrysaetos, Aquila cf. pomarina, Otis tarda, Phasianus colchicus and Corvus corax) rarities at present. The Eneolithic to the Bronze Age finds of Gallus gallus (the site of Galabovo) much predate the former oldest record (Kabile, 7th century B. C.) of the Domestic Chicken in Bulgaria. This supports the hypothesis of the more ancient appearance of Gallus gallus domestica, or its native origin possibly through domestication of a local native subspecies of the Red Junglefowl in SE Europe.

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