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A noble diet at the Hof van Leugenhaeghe (Steendorp, Belgium) : pig skulls as a fourteenth-fifteenth century delicacy?

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The animal remains found at the fourteenth-fifteenth century Hof van Leugenhaeghe are crucial to reconstruct the life of the noble inhabitants, as all buildings were destroyed with the construction of a later estate on the property called the Blauwhof. The diet confirms the high social status of this nobility with the suspected consumption of pig skulls, a possible sign of wealth in late-medieval Flanders. Other signs of a noble diet are found as well: juvenile cattle, a diverse spectrum of game, partridge and grey heron. The observed pattern of a wealthy diet is consistent with the zooarchaeological assemblages found at other noble sites in late-medieval Flanders.
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Zooarchaeology, Late-medieval, Flanders, Nobility, Social status, ZOOARCHAEOLOGY, PROFILES, LUXURY, FOOD

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Aluwé, Kim, Britt Starkovich, and Jeroen Van Vaerenbergh. “A Noble Diet at the Hof Van Leugenhaeghe (Steendorp, Belgium) : Pig Skulls as a Fourteenth-fifteenth Century Delicacy?” ARCHAEOLOGICAL AND ANTHROPOLOGICAL SCIENCES 10.2 (2018): 247–257. Print.
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Aluwé, K., Starkovich, B., & Van Vaerenbergh, J. (2018). A noble diet at the Hof van Leugenhaeghe (Steendorp, Belgium) : pig skulls as a fourteenth-fifteenth century delicacy? ARCHAEOLOGICAL AND ANTHROPOLOGICAL SCIENCES, 10(2), 247–257.
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Aluwé, Kim, Britt Starkovich, and Jeroen Van Vaerenbergh. 2018. “A Noble Diet at the Hof Van Leugenhaeghe (Steendorp, Belgium) : Pig Skulls as a Fourteenth-fifteenth Century Delicacy?” Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences 10 (2): 247–257.
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Aluwé, Kim, Britt Starkovich, and Jeroen Van Vaerenbergh. 2018. “A Noble Diet at the Hof Van Leugenhaeghe (Steendorp, Belgium) : Pig Skulls as a Fourteenth-fifteenth Century Delicacy?” Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences 10 (2): 247–257.
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Aluwé K, Starkovich B, Van Vaerenbergh J. A noble diet at the Hof van Leugenhaeghe (Steendorp, Belgium) : pig skulls as a fourteenth-fifteenth century delicacy? ARCHAEOLOGICAL AND ANTHROPOLOGICAL SCIENCES. 2018;10(2):247–57.
IEEE
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K. Aluwé, B. Starkovich, and J. Van Vaerenbergh, “A noble diet at the Hof van Leugenhaeghe (Steendorp, Belgium) : pig skulls as a fourteenth-fifteenth century delicacy?,” ARCHAEOLOGICAL AND ANTHROPOLOGICAL SCIENCES, vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 247–257, 2018.
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  abstract     = {{The animal remains found at the fourteenth-fifteenth century Hof van Leugenhaeghe are crucial to reconstruct the life of the noble inhabitants, as all buildings were destroyed with the construction of a later estate on the property called the Blauwhof. The diet confirms the high social status of this nobility with the suspected consumption of pig skulls, a possible sign of wealth in late-medieval Flanders. Other signs of a noble diet are found as well: juvenile cattle, a diverse spectrum of game, partridge and grey heron. The observed pattern of a wealthy diet is consistent with the zooarchaeological assemblages found at other noble sites in late-medieval Flanders.}},
  author       = {{Aluwé, Kim and Starkovich, Britt and Van Vaerenbergh, Jeroen}},
  issn         = {{1866-9557}},
  journal      = {{ARCHAEOLOGICAL AND ANTHROPOLOGICAL SCIENCES}},
  keywords     = {{Zooarchaeology,Late-medieval,Flanders,Nobility,Social status,ZOOARCHAEOLOGY,PROFILES,LUXURY,FOOD}},
  language     = {{eng}},
  number       = {{2}},
  pages        = {{247--257}},
  title        = {{A noble diet at the Hof van Leugenhaeghe (Steendorp, Belgium) : pig skulls as a fourteenth-fifteenth century delicacy?}},
  url          = {{http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12520-016-0349-5}},
  volume       = {{10}},
  year         = {{2018}},
}

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