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The zooarchaeological research of Eneolithic sites in Slovenia
The zooarchaeological research of Eneolithic sites in Slovenia is focussed on the area of Ljubljansko barje (central Slovenia), where faunistic remains from several pile-dwellings has been analized (Resnikov prekop, Maharski prekop, Hočevarica, Črešnja pri Bistri, Stare gmajne, Zalonica). Our studies deal with a variety of zooarchaeological methods and approaches, including biometry, mortality curves, butchery patterns and pathological markers in trying to detect inter-site and intra-site differences in the faunistic material. Special emphasis has been given to worked animal remains.
Unfortunately contemporary sites from other parts of Slovenia yielded only very small faunistic samples, inhibiting detailed archaeozoological studies. Nevertheless, with the help of multivariate statistics an attempt to perform a geographically broader study is being made by taking into account the materials originating from furrowed incision pottery horizons of several central Slovenian sites.