Environmental Aspects of Economic Changes in Troia
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.
KeywordsSmall Ruminant Fallow Deer Bond Event Faunal Remains Subsistence Economy
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