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The worms of Roman horses and other finds of intestinal parasite eggs from unpromising deposits

  • Andrew K.G. Jones (a1), Andrew R. Hutchinson (a1) and Colin Nicholson (a1)
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The preservation of organic remains and environmental indicators in those soft, damp and colourful deposits that visually indicate ancient excreta is familiar. This note reports a horse parasite, and draws attention to preservation of valuable material in deposits much less promising in nature.

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