By Marjan Mashkour,Mark Beech

This half quantity brings jointly over 60 experts to give 31 papers at the most up-to-date study into archaeozoology of the close to East. The papers are wide-ranging by way of interval and geographical insurance: from Palaeolithic rock safeguard assemblages in Syria to Byzantine continues to be in Palestine and from the Caucasus to Cyprus. Papers are grouped into thematic sections studying styles of Palaeolithic and Neolithic subsistence in northern Mesopotamia, Anatolia and the Iranian plateau; Palaeolithic to Neolithic faunal continues to be from Armenia; animal exploitation in Bronze Age city websites; new proof bearing on pastoralism, nomadism and mobility; facets of domestication and animal exploitation within the Arabian peninsula; numerous case reports on ritual animal deposits; and particular analyses of styles of animal exploitation at city websites in Turkey, Palestine and Jordan.

This vital choice of major new paintings builds at the well-established origin of past ICAZ guides to provide the very most modern result of archaeozoological study within the prehistory of this formative sector within the improvement of animal exploitation.

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