'Ancient' breeds of domesticated animals at our archaeological open-air museums

Many 'ancient' breeds of domesticated animals are on the brink of extinction. Not only do they have some important characteristics we else would lose, also each of these species has a great story to share. With this in mind, EXARC is making contact with organisations fostering these breeds in their own environment (like for example in Bulgaria and Macedonia). The idea could be, that instead of the more general types of pigs and cattle our archaeological open-air museums show, we could as well, by hosting some of them in our museums in a breeding program, provide an ex situ habitat for these animals with a good story about our and their past. This is not organised simply in one day, but it proves the strength of our network.

Photo: Claus Kropp