The Five-Minute Archaeologist in the Southern Levant - Cynthia Shafer-Elliott

The Five-Minute Archaeologist in the Southern Levant - Cynthia Shafer-Elliott

48. What do we learn from animal bones?

The Five-Minute Archaeologist in the Southern Levant - Cynthia Shafer-Elliott

Jonathan S. Greer
Grand Rapids Theological Seminary

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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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Greer, Jonathan. 48. What do we learn from animal bones?. The Five-Minute Archaeologist in the Southern Levant. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 201-205 Sep 2016. ISBN 9781781792421. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=27897. Date accessed: 23 Jan 2022 doi: 10.1558/equinox.27897. Sep 2016

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