Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, and Diet: General

[ see also under “Physical Anthropology of Human Remains” for reconstructions of diet by way of stable isotaope analyses]


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P. Halstead, “Sheep in the Garden: The Integration of Crop and Livestock Husbandry in Early Farming Regimes of Greece and Southern Europe,” in D. Serjeantson and D. Field (eds.), Animals in the Neolithic of Britain and Europe (Oxford 2006) 42-55.

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Y. Hamilakis, “The Anthropology of Food and Drink Consumption and the Aegean Archaeology,” in S. Vaughan and W. Coulson (eds.), Paleodiet in the Aegean (Oxford 2000) 59-67.

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