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Wim Van Neer, Mattanyah Zohar, and O. Lernau (2005)

The emergence of fishing communities in the eastern mediterranean region : A survey of evidence from Pre- and Protohistoric periods

PalĂ©orient, 31(1):131–157.

The present overview deals with the fish remains found at Palaeolithic to Late Bronze Age sites in the Eastern Mediterranean. Attention is focussed on both marine and continental fisheries in Anatolia, the Levant and Mesopotamia. After presenting a detailed inventory of the archaeofaunal data available in the literature, an attempt is made to document diachronic trends in marine exploitation and continental fishing of the region. The use offish in ritual and religious practices is dealt with briefly and attention is also paid to fish as trade items.

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