Animal secondary products : domestic animal exploitation in prehistoric Europe, the Near East and the Far East / edited by Haskel J. Greenfield.

Oxford ; Philadelphia : Oxbow Books, 2014.
vi, 352 pages ; 26 cm + 1 DVD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Animal remains (Archaeology) -- Europe.
Animal remains (Archaeology) -- Middle East.
Animal remains (Archaeology) -- East Asia.
Animal remains (Archaeology) -- Methodology.
Social archaeology.
Prehistoric peoples.
Human-animal relationships.
This book investigates domestic animal exploitation and the animal economy from the Palaeolithic to the Bronze and Iron Ages across Eurasia (Europe, Near East, Siberia and China). Incorporating current zooarchaeological theory and cutting-edge methodological developments, it critically assesses Andrew Sherratt's concept of a Secondary Products Revolution that proposed that a package of new subsistence practices and technologies swept across much of Eurasia at the end of the Neolithic, which triggered large-scale changes in economies and settlement across the landscape. 0This model argues that these changes were associated with a genuine shift from an emphasis upon domestic animals for their primary (meat hide, bone) products to a more diversified exploitation pattern which included their secondary (milk, wool, traction) products. Sherratt's model attempted to conceptualise the changes between the Neolithic and Bronze Age that dramatically transformed the nature of animal exploitation strategies, cultivation practices, land management strategies, nature of settlement, and political and economic organization in Europe and the Near East that set the stage for the evolution of historic land use and animal exploitation patterns. Though setting the parameters for debate within the discipline for over 30 years, science has moved on and many kinds of new data, methods and techniques have been proposed since then that allow greater insights into these issues.
1. Introduction / Haskel J. Greenfield
Part I. Other ways of thinking about secondary products. 2A. Some reflections on the origins and intensification of dairying in the archaeological record / Haskel J. Greenfield ; 2B. And the last shall be first / Pat Shipman
Part II. Zooarchaeology, artefacts, and secondary products. 3A. The exploitation of domestic animal products from the Late Neolithic Age to the Early Bronze Age in the heartland of ancient China / Zhipeng Li, Roderick B. Campbell, Katherine R. Brunson, Jie Yang, and Yang Tao ; 3B. Assessing the archaeological data for wool-bearing sheep during the Middle to Late Neolithic at Bronocice, Poland / Marie-Lorraine Pipes, Janusz Kruk, and Sarunas Milisauskas ; 3C. Primary or secondary products? : the nature of Capra and Ovis exploitation within the Chalcolithic and Bronze Age levels at Portalón Site (Atapuerca Hill, Burgos, Spain) / María Ángeles Galindo-Pellicena, José Miguel Carretero, and Juan Luis Arsuaga
Part III. Methodological issues in the application of zooarchaeological harvest profiles and other methods to the study of secondary products. 4A. 'Crying over spilt milk' : an evaluation of recent models, methods, and techniques on the origins of milking during the Neolithic of the Old World / Haskel J. Greenfield and Elizabeth R. Arnold ; 4B. The Secondary Products Revolution, mortality profiles, and practice of zooarchaeology / Arkadiusz Marciniak ; 4C. The Second Revolution of Secondary Products : do mortality profiles reflect herd management or specialized production? / Aharon Sasson and Haskel J. Greenfield
Part IV. Other indicators of secondary products exploitation. 5A. -Til the cows come home : the Secondary Products Revolution and Mesopotamian art in the third millennium BCE / Trudy S. Kawami ; 5B. The Secondary Products Revolution in light of textual evidence from Kültepe/Kanesh, central Turkey / Levent Atici ; 5C. Herd mobility and secondary product exploitation in eastern Hungary during the Neolithic and Copper Age : strontium isotope analysis from zooarchaeological samples / Julia I. Giblin
Part V. Zooarchaeological analysis of remains from Vinča-Belo Brdo. 6A. The origins of secondary product exploitation and the zooarchaeology of the Late Neolithic, Eneolithic and Middle Bronze Ages at Vinča-Belo Brdo, Serbia : the 1982 excavations / Haskel J. Greenfield ; 6B. Harvest profile and dental cementum analysis of domestic taxa from Late Neolithic and Middle Bronze Age Vinča-Belo Brdo : some thoughts on subsistence and seasonality / Haskel J. Greenfield and Elizabeth R. Arnold.
Includes bibliographical references.
From the proceedings of the 11th International Council for Archaeozoology (ICAZ), which was held in Paris (France) 23-28 August 2010.
Accompaying CD to Animal Seconday Products contains supplementary material and photographic database.
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Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the George Clapp Vaillant Book Fund.
Greenfield, Haskel J., editor.
International Council for Archaeozoology. Conference 2010 : Paris, France)
George Clapp Vaillant Book Fund.
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