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Innovations of enterprise and identification have penetrated little or no into practices and learn agendas in close to japanese archaeology. This quantity addresses this lack, and initiates a brand new point of theoretical discourse within the box. numerous topics run during the chapters within the quantity, together with: how enterprise conception might be hired in reconstructing the which means of areas and fabric tradition; how organization and identification intersect and the way archaeologists could examine this intersection; how the provision of a textual corpus might influence the enterprise strategy. An overarching aim of this quantity is to increase the theoretical discourse inside archaeology, and especially between practitioners of archaeology within the close to East. the quantity is interdisciplinary, together with contributions derived from the fields of philology, paintings background, computing device simulation experiences, fabrics technological know-how, and the archaeology of payment, structure, and empire. It bargains chapters ranging in time from the Neolithic to the Islamic interval, and covers cultures and websites positioned within the present-day areas of Turkey, Iraq, Syria, Jordan, Palestine, and Israel.

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Animal foods. It is difficult to detect meat storage, but there is little sign of it at <::atalhoytik. Filleting marks from meat removal on the bones can be related to drying meat (Binford 1978), although they could also result from preparation for cooking off the bone. In any case, they are infrequent at <::atalhoytik. Nor do we see body-part distribution patterns that suggest stored hams or the like. While meat does not appear to be stored, some animal parts clearly are, typically in the same side rooms that contain plant foods.

Much of the labor invested in animal food production at <:;:atalhoyiik would have been devoted to herding the domestic sheep and goats (mainly sheep). Mortality profiles at least for earlier levels suggest that herding was oriented toward meat production, although residue studies have detected ruminant milk on a few pot sherds from later levels (Evershed et at. 2004; Russell and Martin 2005). Stable isotope analysis (Richards and Pearson 2005) indicates that the inhabitants of <:;:atalhoyiik derived most of their protein from sheep and goats.

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