Environmental Aspects of Economic Changes in Troia

  • Hans-Peter Uerpmann
Part of the Natural Science in Archaeology book series (ARCHAEOLOGY)


Based on the animal bone finds from the excavations at Troia and Kumtepe the development of subsistence economy in the Troad is outlined. Stable proportions between the domestic animals developed during the final fourth millennium b.c. at Kumtepe and were gradually modified in response to population development through the prehistoric and historic periods of Troia. A marked deviation from the basic pattern only occurs during period Troia IV. A climatic deterioration is made responsible for this shift. The dependence of faunal spectra and species proportions on environmental versus socio-economic factors is discussed.


Burning Depression Europe Sandstone Turkey 


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hans-Peter Uerpmann
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  1. 1.Institut für Ur- und Frühgeschichte und Archäologie des MittelaltersUniversität TübingenTübingenGermany

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