Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Mesopotamian Environmental Archaeology Database

Mesopotamian Environmental Archaeology Database: phase I Iraq
Mike Charles,Keith Dobney
The aim of this project was to produce an electronic database of environmental archaeological (animal bone and plant remains) evidence for all archaeological sites in Iraq that have yielded such material.
The project was divided into two phases and funding for the first phase, which is reported on here, has been provided by the British School of Archaeology in Iraq:
  • Phase 1 is an electronic database, available via the Web, of environmental archaeological evidence recorded in a semi-quantitative format (presence) from sites in Iraq.
  • Phase 2 will add quantitative data for each site on a sample-by-sample basis and will assess the environmental archaeological record for Iraq in the light of recent developments in the fields of archaeobotany and archaeozoology.

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