Faunal remains from Chibuene, an Iron Age coastal trading station in central Mozambique
2011 (English)In: Southern African Humanities, ISSN 1681-5564, Vol. 23, 1-15 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We report on the small faunal assemblage from the Iron Age coastal trading station of Chibuene, situated on the coastal littoral of central Mozambique. The faunal assemblage was excavated in 1995 and contains bones from a variety of animals, including livestock, chickens, wild game animals, as well as aquatic species such as turtles and fish. Fish, turtle and shark remains dominate the assemblage. The fauna from the first and second millennium AD occupations share similarities with other contemporaneous sites to the north on the East African coast, rather than with sites located in South Africa.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa: KwaZulu-Natal Museum , 2011. Vol. 23, 1-15 p.
Fauna, cattle, Swahili, Bantu speakers, trade, fishing
Research subject Archaeology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-162951OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-162951DiVA: diva2:462143