The importance of the donkey as a pack animal in the early bronze age southern levant: A view from tell es-saft/gath

Itzhaq Shai, Haskel J. Greenfield, Annie Brown, Shira Albaz, Aren M. Maeir

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Abstract

In this paper, we review the evidence for the use of the domestic donkey as a mode of transportation in the Early Bronze Age. The study will present the domestic donkey remains (artefactual and zoological) and their archaeological context from the Early Bronze Age III domestic neighborhood at Tell es-Saft/ Gath. The remains indicate the significant role that donkeys played in the daily life of the inhabitants. This reflects on our understanding of their role in the trade networks and mode of transportation that existed within the emerging urban cultures in the southern Levant during the 3rd mill, b.c.e.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-25
Number of pages25
JournalZeitschrift des Deutschen Palastina-Vereins
Volume132
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cultural Studies
  • Religious studies
  • History
  • Archaeology
  • Archaeology

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