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À propos de la corpulence des bovins en France durant les périodes historiques

Abstract : Variations of the bovine size are examined from the Roman Conquest to the 18th century in France, through a large census of osteometric data concerning the metatarsus. Results of the diachronic observations of the raw measures lead us to consider the biologic and breeding mechanisms before finding the socio-economic reasons of these variations. The hypothesis which suggests the import of large Roman bovines from Rome or another Italian centre, the presence of a little bovine during the Middle Ages who has growed up during the Renaissance, are confronted to results of this census which constitutes in himself a novelty for France.
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Vianney Forest, Isabelle Rodet-Belarbi. À propos de la corpulence des bovins en France durant les périodes historiques. Gallia - Archéologie de la France antique, CNRS Éditions, 2002, 59, pp.273-306. ⟨10.3406/galia.2002.3053⟩. ⟨halshs-00422963⟩

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