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Animal Husbandry in Ancient Israel : A Zooarchaeological Perspective on Livestock Exploitation, Herd

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Animals have been used to human advantage for thousands of years. 'Animal Husbandry in Ancient Israel' presents an analysis of caprines and cattle husbandry in the Southern Levantine Bronze and Iron Age. The book employs key methodological approaches - comparative analysis, taphonomy, Geographic Information System spatial analysis, and ethnographic studies - to challenge prevalent views on the Southern Levantine ancient economy. 'Animal Husbandry in Ancient Israel' argues that the key concern of nomadic, rural and urban populations was survival - the common household maintained a self-sufficient economy - rather than profit, specialization or trade. The book will be of value to all those interested in the dynamic relationship between humans and animals in ancient Israel.
Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 153.0
Genre: Social Science
Sub-Genre: Archaeology
Series Title: Approaches to Anthropological Archaeology
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Author: Aharon Sasson
Language: English
Street Date: January 20, 2016
TCIN: 50994765
UPC: 9781138661066
Item Number (DPCI): 248-14-2303

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