Bear in Mind: Bear Hunting in the Mesolithic of the Southern Caucasus

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Bear in Mind: Bear Hunting in the Mesolithic of the Southern Caucasus

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dc.contributor.author Bar-Oz, Guy
dc.contributor.author Belfer-Cohen, Anna
dc.contributor.author Meshveliani, Tengiz
dc.contributor.author Jakeli, Nino
dc.contributor.author Matskevich, Zinovi
dc.contributor.author Bar-Yosef, Ofer
dc.date.accessioned 2010-07-07T19:36:14Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.citation Bar-Oz, Guy, Anna Belfer-Cohen, Tengiz Meshveliani, Nino Jakeli, Zinovi Matskevich, and Ofer Bar-Yosef. 2009. Bear in mind: Bear hunting in the Mesolithic of the southern Caucasus.  Archaeology, Ethnology & Anthropology of Eurasia 37(1): 15-24. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1563-0110 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:4270519
dc.description.abstract We present new faunal data from Kotias Klde rockshelter, Republic of Georgia, where a substantial part of the faunalv assemblage consists of brown bear remains (Ursus arctos) found in clear association with Mesolithic artifacts. Bear remains are unusually well represented in comparison with other faunal assemblages from the Caucasus and Eurasia in general. The diversity of species, dominance of young individuals, full representation of skeletal elements, and skinning butchery marks indicate that bears were actively hunted. Such an endeavor of hunting denotes the complex network of relationships that linked the Mesolithic hunting societies with the animal world surrounding them. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Anthropology en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier en_US
dc.relation.isversionof doi:10.1016/j.aeae.2009.05.002 en_US
dash.license OAP
dc.subject The Caucasus en_US
dc.subject bear hunting en_US
dc.subject brown bear en_US
dc.subject Mesolithic en_US
dc.subject taphonomy en_US
dc.subject zooarchaeology en_US
dc.title Bear in Mind: Bear Hunting in the Mesolithic of the Southern Caucasus en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.description.version Accepted Manuscript en_US
dc.relation.journal Archaeology, Ethnology and Anthropology of Eurasia en_US
dash.depositing.author Bar-Yosef, Ofer
dc.date.available 2010-07-07T19:36:14Z

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