Dataset

VAN GIFFEN’S DOGS: CRANIAL OSTEOMETRY OF IRON AGE TO MEDIEVAL PERIOD DOGS FROM THE NORTHERN NETHERLANDS

Scheele, E. E. (Creator), DANS - Data Archiving and Networking Services, 12-Dec-2017

Dataset

Description

This dataset contains biometric data from a collection of 488 dog skulls originating from 58 (archaeological) sites in the northern Netherlands dating from the Iron Age to the Medieval Period. The crania were originally collected and documented in the early 20th century by Prof. Albert Egges van Giffen, one of the pioneers of Dutch archaeology and archaeozoology. The 'De honden van Van Giffen' project has transcribed, translated and digitized the original handwritten records and tables, supplementing the information with new photographs of a selection of the specimens, and made the dataset openly accessible for researchers worldwide on easy.dans.knaw.nl. This dataset is an unparalleled treasure trove of canid osteometric data with sustainable reuse potential for research into dog domestication, the evolution of dog breeds, and cranial variability in canids.
Date made available12-Dec-2017
PublisherDANS - Data Archiving and Networking Services
Date of data productionApr-2017 - Oct-2017
Geographical coverageNothern Netherlands
Access to the dataset Open
Contact researchdata@rug.nl

    Keywords on Datasets

  • Canis familiaris, Canidae, dog, zooarchaeology, animal bone, The Netherlands, terpen, Van Giffen legacy data, Archaeology
Related Publications
  1. Van Giffen's Dogs: Cranial Osteometry of Iron Age to Medieval Period Dogs from the Northern Netherlands

    Scheele, E. E. & Cakirlar, C., 20-Feb-2018, In : Journal of Open Archaeology Data. 6, 5 p., 1.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

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