Archaeologists pulled a metric ton of cattle bones from an ancient Corinth theater, perhaps representing yearly feasts in the 4th and 5th centuries A.D.
Trash cans full of bones collected from the Corinth theater.
A cattle skull found in the Corinth bone deposit. Most of the bones were from cows.
Cattle jawbones found in Corinth. Only about a tenth of the bones in the theater have been recovered.
Bones from Corinth laid out for sorting and analysis.
The western section of the ruined theater where the bones were discarded and found.
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