Migdal of the dyers: Archaeozoological evidence for sail manufacturing in early Roman Migdal, Galilee

Miriam Pines, Dina Avshalom-Gorni, Sariel Shalev, Nimrod Marom

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Abstract

We present archaeozoological evidence that shed light on the economic activities undertaken at the Early Roman site Migdal, located on the shores of the Sea of Galilee (Israel), by analysing an animal bone assemblage recovered from the town's industrial quarter. Focusing on the many fragmented equid bones dotted with reddish stains discovered in unique installations, we bring forth both an intra-site and inter-site study which highlights the important process of sail manufacturing in the Southern Levant during the Early Roman period.

Original languageEnglish
Article number102485
JournalJournal of Archaeological Science: Reports
Volume33
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2020

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
We would like to acknowledge the staff working in the IAA excavations throughout the years of excavation in Migdal, especially the co-director of the project Arfan Najar. We also want to thank our colleagues at the UAMS Magdala excavation project for kindly allowing us to make use of their unpublished results of the faunal makeup in the residential quarters in Migdal. We are grateful to the staff of the Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, editors Christopher O. Hunt and Andy Howard, and to our two anonymous reviewers for their insightful comments. The study was partially funded by an Israel Science Foundation research grant to Nimrod Marom (No. 252/19).

Funding Information:
We would like to acknowledge the staff working in the IAA excavations throughout the years of excavation in Migdal, especially the co-director of the project Arfan Najar. We also want to thank our colleagues at the UAMS Magdala excavation project for kindly allowing us to make use of their unpublished results of the faunal makeup in the residential quarters in Migdal. We are grateful to the staff of the Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, editors Christopher O. Hunt and Andy Howard, and to our two anonymous reviewers for their insightful comments. The study was partially funded by an Israel Science Foundation research grant to Nimrod Marom (No. 252/19). Flavius Josephus, The Jewish War. Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia. RaMBaM (Maimonides), Mishneh Torah. The Jerusalem Talmud (Yerushalmi).

Publisher Copyright:
© 2020 Elsevier Ltd

Keywords

  • Archaeozoology
  • Dye Manufacturing
  • Early Roman Galilee
  • Equid long bones
  • Sail Manufacturing
  • Zooarchaeology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Archaeology
  • Archaeology

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