Unwelcome companions: Ancient rats reviewed

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Discusses the migratory history of the black and brown rats. Evidence for the pre-Roman spread of rattus rattus from Southeast Asia to Britain; Reconstruction of rat distribution in later Roman times; Passage of rats along Viking trade routes; Morphological changes; Onset of competition from the brown rat.

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  • Philip L. Armitage

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