Faunal remains from Tel Abel Beth Maacah: Social change in the late second millennium BCE Hula Valley

  title={Faunal remains from Tel Abel Beth Maacah: Social change in the late second millennium BCE Hula Valley},
  author={Nimrod Marom and Shlomit Bechar and Nava Panitz-Cohen and Robert Mullins and N. Yahalom-Mack},
  journal={Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports},
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