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Anglo-Saxons abandoned horsemeat as 'pagan' food
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(Domain-B) People living in Anglo-Saxon England were turned off the idea of eating horses once they became Christian as they believed it was ‘pagan’ food, argues a new research paper.
The finding appears in the latest issue of the Oxford Journal of Archaeology, produced by Oxford University’s Institute of Archaeology. The research is based on animal bone data from settlement sites in Anglo-Saxon England that shows that although horses were largely available to all, horse meat was rarely eaten.
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