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Large four‐hoofed mammal (Rangifer tarandus) that generally roams in large herds over the Arctic and tundra regions of the northern hemisphere. Archaeological evidence from the Middle Palaeolithic through to modern times shows that hunting communities reliant on this species as a source of food and materials are part of an extremely long‐lived tradition. Reindeer were also used domestically to draw sledges and as a source of milk.

Subjects: Archaeology.

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