The bone and horn industry in late Ottoman Nazareth: The evidence from Shihab ad-Din

Noa Raban-Gerstel, Guy Bar-Oz, Yotam Tepper

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Abstract

Animal bones recovered from excavations at Shihab ad-Din, Nazareth, provide an important source of knowledge about diet and subsistence practices in the past. The faunal remains presented in this report were retrieved from Crusader/Mamluk and Ottoman strata, and indicate bone-tool manufacturing at the site. The present study demonstrates that comprehensive analysis of such faunal assemblages can provide primary data on the diversity of the animals exploited, as well as on butchering and consumption patterns. Such studies can provide important information that eventually will enable us to evaluate issues of broader social importance.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)61-80
Number of pages20
JournalAtiqot
Volume67
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2011

Keywords

  • Archaeozoology
  • Bone workshop
  • Crusader period
  • Economy
  • Fauna
  • Mamluk period
  • Ottoman period

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Archaeology
  • Conservation
  • Archaeology

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