The zoological reference collection of the Biologisch-Archaeologisch Instituut in Groningen. With appendix by A. T Clason, R.J. Kosters & T.P. Jacobs: The catalogue of the reference collection of the Biologisch-Archaeologisch Instituut
During the last 25 years a reference collection for the purpose of the identification of animal remains collected during excavations of pre- and protohistoric dwelling places, graves, sacrificial places, etc. has been built up at the Biologisch-Archaeologisch Instituut of the State University of Groningen. This collection is still growing.
In this article remarks will be made on the retrieving of subfossil faunal remains during excavations in past and present, the identification of faunal remains, and the reference collection of the B.A.I. The catalogue of this reference collection is added with the purpose of informing other archaeozoologists about the specimens available in Groningen. This information may be of some help in planning future research.