Archaeozoology of the Near East

Archaeozoology of the Near East

By: Mark Beech (editor), Marjan Mashkour (editor)Hardback

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This two part volume brings together over 60 specialists to present 31 papers on the latest research into archaeozoology of the Near East. The papers are wide-ranging in terms of period and geographical coverage: from Palaeolithic rock shelter assemblages in Syria to Byzantine remains in Palestine and from the Caucasus to Cyprus. Papers are grouped into thematic sections examining patterns of Palaeolithic and Neolithic subsistence in northern Mesopotamia, Anatolia and the Iranian plateau; Palaeolithic to Neolithic faunal remains from Armenia; animal exploitation in Bronze Age urban sites; new evidence concerning pastoralism, nomadism and mobility; aspects of domestication and animal exploitation in the Arabian peninsula; several case studies on ritual animal deposits; and specific analyses of patterns of animal exploitation at urban sites in Turkey, Palestine and Jordan. This important collection of significant new work builds on the well-established foundation of previous ICAZ publications to present the very latest results of archaeozoological research in the prehistory of this formative region in the development of animal exploitation.

About Author

Marjan Mashkour is a faculty member of CNRS based in Paris. She is the first Iranian to specialize in the field of zooarchaeology and has been engaged in many field and laboratory projects in Iran and the Near East. Her research interests are in the late Palaeolithic fauna of the Zagros Mountains and the domestication of the wild goat in Iran. Mark Beech is Cultural Landscapes Manager in the Historic Environment Department of the Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage in the United Arab Emirates. He is responsible for undertaking archaeological fieldwork and research within the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, including the development of the official Abu Dhabi database of archaeological, palaeontological and cultural heritage sites, as well as the use of GIS as a cultural heritage management tool. He is also an Honorary Visiting Fellow in Zooarchaeology and Environmental Archaeology in the Department of Archaeology, University of York.

Contents

Forewords Palaeolithic and Neolithic Subsistence in Northern Mesopotamia, Anatolia and the Iranian Plateau 1. Hannes Napierala, Andrew W. Kandel and Nicholas J. Conard. Small game and the shifting subsistence patterns from the Upper Paleolithic to the Natufian at Baaz Rockshelter, Syria 2. Jean-Denis Vigne, Isabelle Carrere, Jean Guilaine. Instability and co-development of the exploitation of early domestic sheep and goats: the example of Shillourokambos (Cyprus, Pre-Pottery Neolithic, 10,400-9,000 cal BP). 3. Daniel Helmer and Lionel Gourichon. The fauna of Tell Aswad (Damascus, Syria), early Neolithic levels. Comparison with Northern and Southern Levant sites. 4. Julie Daujat and Marjan Mashkour. Faunal Remains From Middle Neolithic Site of Qaleh Rostam. 5. Nerissa Russell and Katheryn C. Twiss. Digesting the Data: Dogs as Taphonomic Agents at NeolithicCatalhoeyuk, Turkey The Caucasian Zooarchaeology 6. Nina Manaseryan. Carnivora Mammals of Holocene in Armenia. 7. Adrian Balasescu, Cyril Montoya, Boris Gasparyan, Jeremie Liagre and Christine Chataigner. The Upper Palaeolithic Fauna From Kalavan 1 (Armenia): Preliminary Results. 8. Emmanuelle Vila, Adrian Balasescu, Valentin Radu, Ruben Badalyan and Christine Chataigner. Neolithic subsistence economy in the plain of Ararat: preliminary comparative analysis of the faunal remains from Aratashen and Khaturnarkh-Aknashen (Armenia). 9. Hans Christian Kuchelmann, Nina Manaseryan, Lilit Mirzoyan. Animal Bones from Aramus, Armenia, Excavation 2004 10. Lilit Mirzoyan& Nina Manaseryan. Analysis of Urartian Bone Remains From Erebuni, Armenia (2003-2007 Excavations): Possible Use of Bones for the Manufacture of Paint. Examples of Animal Exploitation in Urban Sites During the Bronze Age 11. Azadeh Fatemeh Mohaseb and Marjan Mashkour. Animal exploitation from the Bronze Age to the Early Islamic period in Haftavan Tepe (Western Azerbaijan- Iran) 12. Remi Berthon. Animal Exploitation In The Upper Tigris River Valley During The Middle Bronze Age: A First Assessment from Hirbemerdon Tepe 13. Lubna Omar. Animal exploitation at Tell Bderi (Syria) during the Early Bronze Period. 14. Jwana Chahoud and Emmanuelle Vila. Exploitation of fauna at Ras Shamra: case study of the`Maison aux Albatres', Late Bronze Age, Northern Levant. 15. Laszlo Bartosiewicz. Size Matters: How Large a Sheep, How Big a Sample. 16. Scott J. Rufolo. New Thoughts on the Role of the Middle Khabur (Syria) in the Urbanization of Northern Mesopotamia in the Early Bronze Age. Pastoralism, Nomadism and Mobility 17. Mark J. Beech, Marjan Mashkour, Hanae Sasaki, Tatsuo Sasaki, Walid Yasin Al-Tikriti& Mohammed Amer Al-Neyadi. Fish, Sheep and Goats in the Abu Dhabi Desert: Evidence for Bedouin Diet During the Pre-Oil Era. 18. Robin Bendrey, Sebastien Lepetz S., Antoine Zazzo, Marie Balasse, Tsagaan Turbat, Pierre Henri Giscard, Dominic Vella, Ganna I. Zaitseva, Konstantin V. Chugunov, Joel Ughetto, Karyne Debue and Jean- Denis Vigne. Nomads, Horses and Mobility: An Assessment of Geographic Origins of Iron Age Horses Found at Tsengel Khairkhan and Baga Turgen Gol (Mongolian Altai) Based on Oxygen Isotope Compositions of Tooth Enamel. 19. Jennifer J. Piro and Pam J. Crabtree. Zooarchaeological Evidence for Pastoralism in the Early Transcaucasian Culture. Exploitation of animal in the Arabian Peninsula 20. F. G. Fedele. New Data on Domestic and Wild Camels (Camelus dromedarius and Camelus Sp.) In Sabaean and Minaean Yemen. 21. Margarethe Uerpmann and Hans-Peter Uerpmann. The Iron Age Site of Muweilah (Sharjah, Uae) and the Problems of Dromedary Domestication. 22. Justine Vorenger. Fish Exploitation at Qal'at Al-Bahrain from the Early Dilmun Period (3rd Millennium BC) to the Middle Islamic Period (13-16th Centuries AD): Preliminary Results 23. Mark J. Beech,Vincent Charpentier and Sophie Mery. Evidence for Deep-Sea Fishing and Cultural Identity during the Neolithic period at Akab Island, Umm al-Qaiwain, United Arab Emirates. Rituals and Animal Deposits 24. Jill A. Weber. Elite Equids 2: Seeing the Dead. 25. Veerle Linseele, Wim Van Neer, Harco Willems, Bart Vanthuyne. An unusual cattle burial at Dayr al-Barsha(Late Period, Middle Egypt). 26. HerveMonchot and Guillaume Charloux. The Opet Temple Courtyard Excavations: A New Zooarchaeological Study for Karnak (Luxor, Egypt). 27. Wim Van Neer, Veerle Linseele, Renee Friedman More animal burials from the Predynastic elite cemetery of Hierakonpolis (Upper Egypt): the 2008 season. Animal Exploitation during the Antiquity 28. Bea De Cupere, Wim Van Neer, Kim Vyncke and Hannelore Vanhaverbeke. Animal exploitation during the Classical/Hellenistic period at Tepe Duzen (SW Turkey): preliminary results. 29. Yasha Hourani, Tarek Oueslati. Une accumulation d'equidesa Berytus: approche taxinomique et taphonomique. 30. Mohammad Al-Zawahra. The Animal Bone Remains from Mar Nicola, A Byzantine - Islamic Site at Beit Jala, Palestine. 31. Bea De Cupere, Anton Ervynck, Mircea Udrescu, Wim Van Neer, Wim Wouters. Faunal analysis of the Castle of Aqaba (Jordan): preliminary results.

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  • ISBN13: 9781782978442
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 464
  • ID: 9781782978442
  • ISBN10: 1782978445

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