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How ancient hunters butchered their kills

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Archaeologists are analyzing a 12,000-year-old butchering site in Denmark for clues to how ancient hunter-gatherers broke down their kills.

one fragments belonging to wild boar, red deer and aurochs were unearthed. But the hunters clearly had a taste for elk meat, since elk remains were prevalent at the site, located in South Zealand, Denmark.

“Due to very good conditions of bone preservation, Lundby Mose offers exceptional opportunities for detailed reconstruction of exploitation patterns, and allows a very precise picture of the different activities involved in elk exploitation,” archaeologist Charlotte Leduc of the University of Paris wrote.

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Story: Jennifer Viegas, Discovery | Photo: iStock

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