Zooarchaeology and Spatial Analysis at Tepe Farukhabad: New Life for Legacy Data

Author(s): Polly Burnette-Egan

Year: 2018


This poster presentation presents a reanalysis of legacy faunal material, collected by Henry Wright and the zooarchaeological analysis conducted by Richard Redding, during the 1968 excavation on the Deh Luran Plains in southeastern Iran at the 4th-millennium site Tepe Farukhabad. It behooves all researchers to give more attention to the existing data sets already collected and available for research. In that vein, this study re-evaluates the faunal data sets at Tepe Farkuhabad and looks for patterns in architectural spaces during the Uruk period at Tepe Farukhabad. The Uruk Phases are isolated for the purpose of this study, as this is a period of major changes in social and political complexity. These spatial data are coded and the faunal material is organized by these zones, then is sorted by taxa, element, side, and the relative status of species and meat-cut to illuminate the lifeways of the people who lived and worked in this early town on the Deh Luran Plain. The research situates the zooarchaeological findings at Urukian Deh Luran in the wider context of the Uruk phenomenon in southern Mesopotamia

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Zooarchaeology and Spatial Analysis at Tepe Farukhabad: New Life for Legacy Data. Polly Burnette-Egan. Presented at The 82nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Washington, DC. 2018 ( tDAR id: 443518)

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min long: 34.277; min lat: 13.069 ; max long: 61.699; max lat: 42.94 ;

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Abstract Id(s): 22709