By Sharon R. Steadman, Jennifer C. Ross
Strategies of service provider and id have penetrated little or no into practices and study agendas in close to japanese archaeology. This quantity addresses this lack, and initiates a brand new point of theoretical discourse within the box. numerous issues run during the chapters within the quantity, together with: how company thought could be hired in reconstructing the which means of areas and fabric tradition; how employer and identification intersect and the way archaeologists may examine this intersection; how the supply of a textual corpus could impression the employer method. An overarching aim of this quantity is to boost the theoretical discourse inside archaeology, and especially between practitioners of archaeology within the close to East. the quantity is interdisciplinary, together with contributions derived from the fields of philology, artwork heritage, desktop simulation stories, fabrics technology, and the archaeology of cost, structure, and empire. It bargains chapters ranging in time from the Neolithic to the Islamic interval, and covers cultures and websites situated within the present-day areas of Turkey, Iraq, Syria, Jordan, Palestine, and Israel.
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Movement is necessary for acquiring materials and knowledge, moving the evolving product through its stages of production, and interacting with suppliers and those who acquire the finished goods. This movement could be modeled for archaeological contexts using the simulation techniques outlined above. As specific locales for these different stages of production are found through excavation, the interplay of these places and movements between them could be used iteratively to find the locations of other places in the challle o/Jeratoire or to understand better the historically and culturally situated aspects of that practice.
Another classic strategy for managing risk is trading up and down strategically between large (cattle, horse, camel) and small (sheep, goat) stock (Dahl 1980; Mace and Houston 1989). This option was not open to <:;:atalhoyiik herders, who possessed only small stock. An alternative is to use wild fauna to provide meat when slaughtering livestock would endanger herd integrity (Hesse 1986; Stein 1989). This may partially explain why hunting remained significant at the site, although SUBSISTENCE ACTIONS AT (ATALHOYUK 67 the symbolic value and use in feasting of wild animals, particularly cattle, indicates that other motivations existed.
Agency and Identity in the Ancient Near East: New Paths Forward (Approaches to Anthropological Archaeology) by Sharon R. Steadman, Jennifer C. Ross