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Title Arkeologihund : En studie i experimentell arkeologi om möjligheten att använda hund som arkeologisk prospekteringsmetod för att lokalisera humanosteologiskt material.
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University/Publisher Linnaeus University
Abstract In today’s archaeology there’s a growing need for non-invasive prospection methods. However there’s a methodological gap and what’s missing is a method for locating human bones. In this study a specially trained German shepherd is put through scientific tests determining how good the dog is at telling the different between the scent of human and animal bones. The dog is also tested in an outdoor environment to simulate an actual archaeological site. The tests in this study show that the dog can distinguish between the smell of human and animal bones with an accuracy of 94,2 % and that he can detect human bones in the field. Further tests need to be conducted to calibrate the method.
Subjects/Keywords scent detection; olfactory sense; dog; archaeology; experiment; archaeological method; human remains; archaeology dog; arkeologi; hund; luktsinne; specialsök; arkeologihund; humanosteologiskt material; prospektering; fältarkeologi; experimentell arkeologi; metodutveckling; Archaeology; Arkeologi
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Country of Publication se
Record ID oai:DiVA.org:lnu-44093
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Date Indexed 2020-01-03

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…Tolhurst eller Attin har publicerat sina resultat i vetenskapliga sammanhang. I USA har en grupp människor tränat sina hundar till att hitta humanosteologiskt material, som de kallar för ”historical human remains detection dog”. På sin hemsida (http…

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