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Zinoviev A. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology. 2010. Vol. 20. No. 5. P. 586-590.

The aim of this study was to investigate a unique case of polydonty in wild boar from the early medieval Novgorod (second half of 11th century AD). The only preserved distal part of the right mandibular branch shows a rotated transitional permanent extra premolar between P3 and P4. This abnormality has the potential to serve as a territorially‐based indicator of past wild boar populations

Added: Mar 8, 2020
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Zinoviev A. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology. 2019. Vol. 29. No. 2. P. 356-360.

Here we report a discovery of a bone of the black woodpecker (Dryocopus martius L.) in medieval layers of the rural Savvatiev Monastery (Tver Region, Russia). Deposited in the wooden house, presumably refectory, subfloor, the woodpecker's remains could be associated with an activity of the cat. A complex of bones, associated with the find, characterizes the place as a monastery.

Added: Feb 14, 2020
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Zinoviev A., Korablev N. P. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology. 2017. Vol. 27. No. 2. P. 305-311.

he aim of this study was to investigate the unique find from medieval Novgorod the Great—an almost complete skull of a young Eurasian beaver (Castor fiber L.). Comparisons of the craniometry of this skull with the skulls of the autochthonous and reintroduced populations of beavers from the same and adjacent regions suggest that a type of large beaver once inhabited the Volkhov basin. Further studies are necessary to accept or reject this hypothesis

Added: Mar 6, 2020
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Zinoviev A. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology. 2012. Vol. 22. No. 2. P. 145-157.

The aim of this study was to investigate the diversity of dogs in medieval Novgorod. Based on the unique osteological collection of canine bones from layers of 10th to 14th centuries AD, research showed that the ‘classical’ medium‐sized mesocephalic animals were the most widespread in the city in the discussed times. Well suitable for the alarm guarding, they were rarely used for food or skins. Smaller and larger specimens are rare and most likely represent the luxury breeds of upper classes or prosperous citizens.

Added: Mar 7, 2020
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Zinoviev A. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology. 2018. Vol. 28. No. 2. P. 109-119.

The aim of this study was to investigate the unique find from medieval Novgorod the Great—an almost complete skull of a young Eurasian beaver (Castor fiber L.). Comparisons of the craniometry of this skull with the skulls of the autochthonous and reintroduced populations of beavers from the same and adjacent regions suggest that a type of large beaver once inhabited the Volkhov basin. Further studies are necessary to accept or reject this hypothesis

Added: Feb 28, 2020
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Zinoviev A. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology. 2021. P. 1-26.

The paper is focused on the comparative zooarchaeological analysis of one of the Russian medieval strongholds. Animal bones originating from the sediments of the Tver stronghold (Tver Kremlin), accumulated over the period of its existence (12-18th centuries), are analyzed. The composition and nature of the bones of animals from Tver Kremlin correspond in general to those from strongholds of other medieval cities of Russia's forest zone. The basic set of bones and characteristics of animals from the Tver Kremlin are similar to bones and animals from medieval Tver town. At the same time, some features characterize the Tver Kremlin as a status place. The paper provides the first chronological breakdown of the substantial zooarchaeological assemblages from the excavations at Tver

Added: Feb 13, 2021