B. De Cupere
Animals at Ancient Sagalassos
Evidence of the Faunal Remains.
271 p., + ill., 210 x 295 mm, 2001
The publication is available.
Retail price: EUR 70,00 excl. tax
How to order?
This volume deals with the
exploitation of animals at Sagalassos (SW-Turkey) during Roman and
early Byzantine times (1st to 7th centuries AD). The archaeological
excavations at this site yield large quantities of animal remains
that represent mainly consumption refuse of its former inhabitants.
The bones, teeth and molluscs are described, as well as the various
traces left by animals and man on these remains. The importance of
herding versus hunting and fishing is discussed, as well as the
composition of the live-stock. An analysis of the mortality
profiles, sex distributions and pathologies allow inferences about
the use of the domestic species as a source of meat or of secondary
products (wool, dairy products and animal power). Attention is paid
to butchery practices, bone-working techniques and to the use of
animal remains as a means of reconstructing former trade
connections. The former environment is reconstructed, using the
habitat preferences of the identified species.
This publication is also distributed by: ISD
"The work of Bea de Cupere
represents a considerable contribution to the history of
archaezoology." (C. Cavallo in BABesch 79, 2004,