Game management in early prehistoric Cyprus

  title={Game management in early prehistoric Cyprus},
  author={Paul Croft},
  journal={Zeitschrift f{\"u}r Jagdwissenschaft},
  • P. Croft
  • Published 1 December 2002
  • Geography
  • Zeitschrift für Jagdwissenschaft
SummaryRecent archaeological discoveries have shown that it was over 10,000 years ago that people of the Pre-pottery Neolithic B culture of mainland southwestern Asia colonized the island of Cyprus. In order to sustain their agro-pastoral way of life they imported a range of exotic plants and animals. Amongst the animals, sheep, goat, pig and cattle were arguably domestic, whilst the Persian fallow deer (Dama mesopotamica) would most likely have been released to be exploited as a free-living… 

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