Mammalian community assembly in ancient villages and towns in the Jordan Valley of Israel

Nimrod Marom, Lior Weissbrod

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Abstract

In this chapter, we apply indices of diversity from community ecology to long-term faunal data found within a confined geographical region - the northern Jordan Valley of Israel - in order to consider these data from a multispecies perspective. A substantial temporal gradient is seen here to represent the sequence through which sets of zooarchaeologically important species formed and were modified through time. Groups of taxa including wild game, domestic herd animals, and commensal animals coalesced into the communities of mammalian species of which humans were major players and that maintained a complex web of interactions among their members and with local ecologies.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationMultispecies Archaeology
Pages183-197
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781317480655
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Arts and Humanities
  • General Social Sciences

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