Zooarchaeological Measures of Hunting Pressure and Occupation Intensity in the Natufian

  title={Zooarchaeological Measures of Hunting Pressure and Occupation Intensity in the Natufian},
  author={Natalie D. Munro},
  journal={Current Anthropology},
  pages={S5 - S34}
  • N. Munro
  • Published 1 August 2004
  • Environmental Science
  • Current Anthropology
Climatic change, population pressure, and environmental stress are frequently cited as major catalysts for the adoption of agriculture. The role of these factors immediately prior to the agricultural transition in the southern Levant is here explored by reconstructing human economic and demographic conditions in the Natufian period. Thorough processing of gazelle carcasses for edible products including meat, marrow, and bone grease and the capture of abundant juvenile animals reflect intensive… 
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