The Domestic Fowl of the Iron Age

Author(s): Peter J Reynolds

Year: 1978


"Research at Butser is currently demonstrating that a high level of expertise in agriculture existed at that tie. Farms were complex units with all the attributes once would expect. The basic agricultural economy embraced both production and service industries and was successful. The presence of fowl, whether Indian Red Jungle or Old English Game, serve to show that a level of sophistication existed which included that of competitive pleasure. Hardly the pursuits of tattooed, naked savages, saved from perdition by the Romans,

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The Domestic Fowl of the Iron Age. Peter J Reynolds. In The World Pheasant Association 1977 - 1978 Journal Vol III. Pp. 60-64: The World Pheasant Association. 1978 ( tDAR id: 420471) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8420471

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Site Name
Pimperne Down

Agriculture Bird

Geographic Keywords
United Kingdom

Temporal Keywords
Iron Age

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): EXARC Experimental Archaeology Collection Manager

Record Identifiers

ExArc Id(s): 6660


Rights & Attribution: The information in this record was originally compiled by Dr. Roeland Paardekooper, EXARC Director.

Rights & Attribution: Christine Shaw contributed a copy of this document to the collection. EXARC thanks her for her dedication to preserving the Butser Ancient Farm Archive.

General Note: More information about the Butser Ancient Farm Archive and this document can be found at

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