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Animal bones from Aramus, Armenia

Küchelmann, Hans Christian / Manaseryan, Nina H. / Mirzoyan, Lilit (2017): Animal bones from Aramus, Armenia, excavation 2004. in: Mashkour, Marjan & Beech, Mark J. (eds.): Archaeozoology of the Near East 9 Volume 1, 112-130, Oxford

In this site report a small assemblage from the initial excavation campaign at the 1st century BC Uratrian fortress of Aramus near Yerevan in Armenia is presented. The material consists mainly of domestic livestock (sheep/goat, cattle and pig) plus minor numbers of dog, horse, donkey, fox, hare, rodents, birds, amphibians and fish. Three settlement periods could be discriminated archaeologically, which differ in their species frequencies and other criteria. An interesting feature is the occurence of several songbird bones in period I. Skeletal element distributions, age and sex profiles, osteometrical and taphonomic data are provided by period.

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