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Book: The Five-Minute Archaeologist in the Southern Levant

Chapter: 17. What if an animal got there first?

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.27866


The effects of animals on archaeological sites must be considered both when the material is originally deposited and after the site is abandoned. Animals, both large and small, may add to deposits at the site, destroy material left by humans and have a large impact on moving material throughout the site.

Chapter Contributors

  • Elizabeth Arnold ( - arnoleli) 'Grand Valley State University'