Walls, ramps and pits: The construction of the Samar Desert kites, southern Negev, Israel

Dani Nadel, Guy Bar-Oz, Uzi Avner, Elisabetta Boaretto, Dan Malkinson

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Abstract

Archaeological investigations of 'desert kites' in south Israel show them to have been animal traps of considerable sophistication and capacity, constructed in the Early Bronze Age or earlier. Extensive stone-wall arms gather in gazelles from their habitual trails and canalise them into a sunken enclosure, cunningly hidden from view of the galloping herd until it was too late...

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)976-992
Number of pages17
JournalAntiquity
Volume84
Issue number326
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2010

Keywords

  • Animal management
  • Early Bronze Age
  • Hunting
  • Israel
  • Levant
  • Trapping

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Archaeology
  • Arts and Humanities (all)

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