Spatial analysis of faunal remains recovered from PPNA and PPNB sites in Southwest Asia

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Spatial analysis of faunal remains recovered from PPNA and PPNB sites in Southwest Asia

Subject

S1-4, New developments in biogeography, oral

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Abstract:

This paper will present results of the biogeographic analysis of faunal remains recovered from pre-pottery neolithic (PPN) sites in Southwest Asia, compiled from the recent AHRC project “Origins and Spread of Stock-keeping”. We have identified and delineated spatial and chronological patterns in animal exploitation patterns from a sample of over 100 PPN sites in Southwest Asia. Spatial and statistical models have been used to identify the degree to which variation in the representation of major taxa in archaeological assemblages is determined by ecological variables (e.g., precipitation and temperature and their periodicities, elevation and elevation derivatives such as terrain ruggedness). This gives us significant insight into understanding and explaining regional variation in animal exploitation patterns. The significance of this work is three-fold: (1) it integrates faunal data from hundreds of phases in an analytical framework at a scale that has not before been attempted for Southwest Asia; (2) it is methodologically innovative in its use of spatial and analytical statistics to examine regional variability in subsistence patterns; (3) it offers strong and testable models to account for variation in subsistence behaviour

Authors:

CONOLLY James1, COLLEDGE Sue, DOBNEY Keith2, STOPP Barbara3, HORWITZ Liora, MANNING Katie4 and SHENNAN Stephen7

Affiliations

1 1600 West Bank Drive, K9J 7B8, Peterborough, CANADA. jamesconolly@trentu.ca
2 Department of Archaeology, University of Aberdeen, St Mary’s Building, Elphinstone Road, Aberdeen AB24 3UF, United Kingdom. keith.dobney@abdn.ac.uk
3 Institut für prähistorische und naturwissenschaftliche Archäologie (IPNA) Spalenring 145, CH-4055 Basel, Switzerland, barbara.stopp@unibas.ch,
4 UCL Institute of Archaeology, 31-34 Gordon Square, London, WC1H 0PY, United Kingdom. kat_mng@yahoo.co.uk

Creator

Conolly, James
Colledge, Sue
Dobney, Keith
Stopp, Barbara
Horwitz, Liora
Manning, Katie
Shennan, Stephen

Date

August 2010

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Citation

Conolly, James, Colledge, Sue, Dobney, Keith, Stopp, Barbara, Horwitz, Liora, Manning, Katie and Shennan, Stephen. "Spatial analysis of faunal remains recovered from PPNA and PPNB sites in Southwest Asia ," in BoneCommons, Item #1051, http://alexandriaarchive.org/bonecommons/items/show/1051 (accessed August 7, 2020).

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