Eleven. Animals in the Ancient World

  1. D. T. Potts
  1. Benjamin S. Arbuckle

Published Online: 26 APR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781444360790.ch11

A Companion to the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East

A Companion to the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East

How to Cite

Arbuckle, B. S. (2012) Animals in the Ancient World, in A Companion to the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East (ed D. T. Potts), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444360790.ch11

Editor Information

  1. University of Sydney, Australia

Author Information

  1. Department of Anthropology, Baylor University, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 APR 2012
  2. Published Print: 14 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405189880

Online ISBN: 9781444360790

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Keywords:

  • animals in the ancient world, morphological changes;
  • central symbolic referents;
  • animal use in ancient Near East, economic domesticates;
  • sheep management, mid-9th millennium BC;
  • evidence, Nevali Çori on the upper Euphrates;
  • hunting in the ancient Near East, wild mammalian taxa;
  • goat-hunting, central in Epipaleolithic of Taurus;
  • self-domesticates, dogs and cats;
  • wool, woolen textiles, of the Near East;
  • Chalcolithic and Bronze Ages, important domesticates

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • History of Husbandry: Initial Domestication of Food Animals

  • Self-Domesticates: Dogs and Cats

  • The Development of Secondary Products

  • Later Domesticates and Imports

  • Hunting in the Ancient Near East

  • Conclusions

  • Guide to Further Reading