During the research of Dobrovăț, 484 osteological remains were identified and analyzed, 88 of them being indeterminable (Table 1). The residues from the domestic animals predominate, accounting for 95.2% (83.8% NMI) of the total, and those coming from wild animals representing only 4.8%.
Pigs predominate in domestic animals (44.4% and 38.2% as NMI), followed by cattle (42.9% and 35.3% as NMI) and ovicaprines (7.8%, 10.3% as NMI). Based on the measurements and the analyses, specifications were made regarding the size of the domestic animals, as well as the age when they were slaughtered. We mention that in Pit B, a pig skull was discovered, which originates from a 21/2 year old female, belonging to a gracile animal of palustris type.
The remains of wild animals come from deer (Cervus elaphus), wild boar (Sus scrofa), rabbit (Lepus europaeus) and wild horse (Equus caballus).Analogies were made with other Cucuteni settlements where zooarchaeological analyses were performed and, in this case, the use of domestic animals is clearly superior in the animal economy. We also referred to some artefacts from bone, deer horn or shell that appeared during the excavations in 2019 (Pl. 1/1-4, 6).