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Title: A territorial model of animal husbandry for the southern Caucasus: some preliminary results
Authors: Barbiero, Beatrice
Keywords: Southern CaucasusBronze AgezooarchaeologyGeorgiaanimal breeding
Issue Date: 2020
Publisher: EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste
Source: Beatrice Barbiero, "A territorial model of animal husbandry for the southern Caucasus: some preliminary results", in: Costanza Coppini, Francesca Simi (Edited by), "Interactions and New Directions in Near Eastern Archaeology. Volume 3. Proceedings of the 5th “Broadening Horizons” Conference (Udine 5-8 June 2017)", Trieste, EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste, 2020, pp. 23-39
Abstract: 
Drawing on the first-hand analysis of faunal data from recent excavations at Aradetis Orgora (Georgia) and on
their comparison with previously published data from selected sites in Georgia, Armenia and Eastern Turkey,
the paper attempts at providing an insight of animal husbandry during the Bronze Age (with a special attention
to the Middle and Late Bronze Ages) in the Southern Caucasus. The huge amount of animal bones recovered
from those sites includes in each of them Ovis/Capra, Bos and Sus, but they apparently show different kill-off
pattern and different forms of animal exploitation. The importance of faunal remains in identifying different
types of pastoralism and herding strategies and, more in general, in understanding behaviours and decisionmaking
process of prehistoric cultures, but also the need for more comprehensive sampling and better contextualisation
of the finds are emphasised.Drawing on the first-hand analysis of faunal data from recent excavations at Aradetis Orgora (Georgia) and on
their comparison with previously published data from selected sites in Georgia, Armenia and Eastern Turkey,
the paper attempts at providing an insight of animal husbandry during the Bronze Age (with a special attention
to the Middle and Late Bronze Ages) in the Southern Caucasus. The huge amount of animal bones recovered
from those sites includes in each of them Ovis/Capra, Bos and Sus, but they apparently show different kill-off
pattern and different forms of animal exploitation. The importance of faunal remains in identifying different
types of pastoralism and herding strategies and, more in general, in understanding behaviours and decisionmaking
process of prehistoric cultures, but also the need for more comprehensive sampling and better contextualisation
of the finds are emphasised.
Type: Book
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10077/30225
ISBN: 978-88-5511-048-8
eISBN: 978-88-5511-049-5
Rights: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 Internazionale
Appears in Collections:4. Interactions and New Directions in Near Eastern Archaeology. Volume 3

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