Asikli Höyük: a "protodomestication" site


en Anthropozoologica 25-26 - Pages 655-662

Published on 01 June 1998

This article is a part of the thematic issue Proceedings of the 7th ICAZ International Meeting, Constance, September 1994

In this paper the faunal data known from the earliest Neolithic settlements in eastern Anatolia are compared with new data from the excavations at Asikli Höyük. In particular the domestic or non-domestic status of the caprines are studied. Faunal composition, representative bone counts, age and sex patterns of the slaughtered animals are used to establish the phase of Neolithic development in Asikli.


Anatolia, Early Neolithic, Asikli Höyük, animal domestication, Ovis spec.

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