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ANALYSIS OF THE SITE STRUCTURE AND FAUNAL REMAINS RECOVERED FROM THE HACIMUSULAR SITE.

ANALYSIS OF THE SITE STRUCTURE AND FAUNAL REMAINS RECOVERED FROM THE HACIMUSULAR SITE. Kyla E. Tew, Heath F. Speegle, Jeanette Runquist, Department of Biology, Birmingham-Southern College, Birmingham, AL 35254, and Mark B. Garrison, Department of Classical Studies, Trinity Univ., San Antonio, TX 78212.

Hacimusular Hoyuk is a stratified site located in Lycia in southwestern Turkey. Four distinct excavated areas exist -- a Bronze Age area, a Late Roman/Early Byzantine church, a Late Roman/Early Byzantine central building, and a Late Roman/Early Byzantine garbage area. Faunal remains have been recovered from all excavated areas. 6346 bone fragments representing 26 species and 5 classes of vertebrates have been analyzed. These specimens were separated by excavation area and analyzed for NISP, MNI, meat yield rate by species, relative frequency of butchering pattern by species, burning patterns by species, relative frequency of identified vs. unidentified species, relative frequency of NISP to unidentified specimens, butchering patterns by species, burning patterns by species, relative frequency of domesticated vs. undomesticated species, and frequency of body part by species. Thirty percent of the bones from the overall site were from wild species. The Bronze Age area showed a higher percentage (82%) of bones from wild species than did the other areas. Also, the Bronze Age area and the garbage area showed a larger percentage of burned bones than did the other two areas. This suggests that the Bronze Age and garbage areas were possibly cooking/dumping grounds. The greatest species diversity has been found in the garbage area and the least diversity was found in the Bronze Age deposit.
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Publication:Journal of the Alabama Academy of Science
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Date:Jan 1, 2000
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