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Animal keeping in Chalcolithic north-central Anatolia: what can stable isotope analysis add?
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Osteoarchaeological Research Laboratory.
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2016 (English)In: Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences, ISSN 1866-9557, E-ISSN 1866-9565Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Stable isotope analysis is an essential investigativetechnique, complementary to more traditional zooarchaeologicalapproaches to elucidating animal keeping practices. Carbon(δ13C) and nitrogen (δ15N) stable isotope values of 132 domesticates(cattle, caprines and pigs) were evaluated to investigateone aspect of animal keeping, animal forage, at the LateChalcolithic (mid-fourth millennium BC) site of ÇamlıbelTarlası, which is located in north-central Anatolia. The analysesindicated that all of the domesticates had diets based predominantlyon C3 plants. Pig and caprine δ13C and δ15N values werefound to be statistically indistinguishable. However, cattle exhibiteddistinctive stable isotope values and, therefore, differences indiet from both pigs and caprines at Çamlıbel Tarlası. This differencemay relate to the distinct patterns of foraging behaviourexhibited by the domesticates. Alternatively, this diversity mayresult from the use of different grazing areas or from thefoddering practices of the Çamlıbel Tarlası inhabitants.

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2016.
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North-central Anatolia, Animal forage, Stable isotope analysis, δ13C, δ15N
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Osteoarchaeology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-138303DOI: 10.1007/s12520-016-0386-0OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-138303DiVA: diva2:1066679
Available from: 2017-01-18 Created: 2017-01-18 Last updated: 2017-01-31Bibliographically approved

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