New Evidence for Fish Processing in the Ancient Eastern Mediterranean: Formalised Epinephelus Butchery in Fifth Century bc Kinet Höyük, Turkey

@article{akirlar2014NewEF,
  title={New Evidence for Fish Processing in the Ancient Eastern Mediterranean: Formalised Epinephelus Butchery in Fifth Century bc Kinet H{\"o}y{\"u}k, Turkey},
  author={C. Çakirlar and S. Ikram and Marie-Henriette Gates},
  journal={International Journal of Osteoarchaeology},
  year={2014},
  volume={26},
  pages={3-16}
}
Archaeological evidence for fish preparation in the Eastern Mediterranean is scarce. A Late fifth century deposit at Kinet Hoyuk provides tangible evidence for the systematic butchering of large individuals of Epinephelus (groupers), and possibly of Mugilidae (mullets), and Clarias gariepinus (African catfish). Butchery marks on head and proximal trunk regions of groupers follow a consistent pattern, indicating the processing of large fish heads for, apparently, local redistribution and… Expand
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