Domestic Animals in the Viking Age. Migration, trade, environmental adaptation and the potential of multidisciplinary studies


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The DAVA project was a workshop-project. The primary objective of the DAVA workshops was to establish a interdisciplinary research network where researchers from archaeology, zooarchaeology, ancient DNA studies and modern genetics work to integrate their approach to researching domestic mammals in the Viking Age.


During the DAVA project, multidisciplinary networking among the researchers from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, UK and France was established. Researchers from zooarchaeology, osteology, historical archaeology, history, linguistics, molecular and population genetics, domestic animal studies, animal genomics, bioinformatics, isotope analysis and lipid analysis learn to know easch others research projects and results. Transfer of knowledge was important.