Botai and the Origins of Horse Domestication

  title={Botai and the Origins of Horse Domestication},
  author={Marsha A. Levine},
  journal={Journal of Anthropological Archaeology},
  • M. Levine
  • Published 1 March 1999
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Anthropological Archaeology
Abstract This paper explores some issues related to the origins of horse domestication. First, it focuses on methodological problems relevant to existing work. Then, ethnoarchaeological and archaeozoological methods are used to provide an alternative approach to the subject. Ethnological, ethological, and archaeological data are used to construct a series of population structure models illustrating a range of human–horse relationships. Analysis of assemblages from the Eneolithic sites of Botai… 

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