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Book: The Five-Minute Archaeologist in the Southern Levant

Chapter: 48. What do we learn from animal bones?

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.27897


This essay describes problems associated with the preservation of animal bone remains and methods used in their recovery before explaining ways these samples can be utilized to derive information about the process of domestication, patterns of animal management, and the human diet, as well as provide a context in which to address questions related to the economy, society, and the cult.

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