Davis, Simon J. M.. When and why did prehistoric people domesticate animals?: some evidence from Israel and Cyprus

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: When and why did prehistoric people domesticate animals?: some evidence from Israel and Cyprus

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph The Natufian culture in the Levant, edited by Ofer Bar-Yosef & François R. Valla

Published By: Original publisher The Natufian culture in the Levant, edited by Ofer Bar-Yosef & François R. Valla Ann Arbor, Mich.: International Monographs in Prehistory. 1991. 381-389 p. ill.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Simon J. M. Davis

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2009. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Epipaleolithic (M080)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Fauna (136); Domesticated animals (231); Hunting and trapping (224); Population (161);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This article discusses animal domestication from the Epipaleolithic through the Neolithic. Only the material that pertains to the time period of the Epipaleolithic was indexed for OCM (Outline of Cultural Materials) subjects. Davis reviews the evidence for animal domestication and examines possible reasons for domesticating animals, such as increased pressure on the environment through increased population and hunting.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 32

Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits. m080-032

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Essay

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 389-390)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document no date

Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data Archaeozoologist-4

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Sarah Berry; 2007

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). Natufian-Neolithic

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Israel and Palestinian Autonomous Areas

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Middle East--Antiquities

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