Vol. 27 (2018)

King of the Birds! The changing role of white-tailed (Haliaeetus albicilla) and golden-eagles (Aquila chrysaetos) in Britain’s past

Matilda Holmes
Institute of Archaeology, University College London, 31-34 Gordon Square, London, WC1H 0PY
Publicado noviembre 23, 2018
Cómo citar
Holmes, M. (2018). King of the Birds! The changing role of white-tailed (Haliaeetus albicilla) and golden-eagles (Aquila chrysaetos) in Britain’s past. Archaeofauna, 27, 173-194. https://doi.org/10.15366/archaeofauna2018.27.007


RESUMEN: El trabajo valora restos de Águila Real y Pigargo de 58 yacimientos arqueológicos británicos que cubren desde el Mesolítico a época medieval desde la perspectiva de los variados y cambiantes roles de estos animales utilizando fuentes zooarqueológicas, contextuales, docu- mentarias y etnográficas. Se presenta evidencia que revela la cambiante importancia cultural y social de ambas aves. Ello incluye su explotación por parte de las poblaciones costeras como talismanes en la Edad del Bronce por sus plumas en la Edad del Hierro y romana y como an- imales de exhibición en las ferias medievales. Las relaciones entre las águilas y los humanos   se valoran también sobre la base de percepciones recurrentes y duraderas a través de distintas culturas.




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