Byzantine and Early Islamic Faunal Remains from Building 900 in the Southern Tyropoeon Valley

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Abstract

The excavation in the western part of the City of David uncovered small assemblages of animal remains from the Byzantine and Early Islamic periods, attesting to similar consumption patterns in both occupation phases. The basic suite of domesticates is characteristic of urban settlements in late antiquity, comprising caprines, pigs and cattle, as well as fowl, and possibly fish. This varied diet points to the high-status of the inhabitants of the building.The public and commercial production of pork in the Early Islamic period is noteworthy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)351-373
Number of pages23
JournalATIQOT
Volume112
StatePublished - 2023

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Keywords

  • bone modification
  • Byzantine period
  • City of David
  • consumption
  • Early Islamic period
  • food preparation
  • pork

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Conservation
  • Archaeology
  • Archaeology

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