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The aurochs, nature worship and exploitation in eastern Gaul

  • Annie Grant (a1) and Eberhard Sauer (a2)
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The unusual assemblage of aurochs horn cores from the baths of Bourbonne-les-Bains suggests votive deposits. But were they? The authors describe the assemblage, date it to the later Roman to early medieval period, discuss its possible environmental and ritual connotations, but also raise the possibility that it relates to craft-workers making use of the hot water supply to work the horn.

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