Animal Butchering Technology in Old and Middle Kingdom Egypt: Textual and Iconographic Evidence for the Shift from Stone to Metal Tools

The full citation for the article is 2021 Eleuterio Sousa and Haskel J. Greenfield. Old Kingdom butchering technology. In The Ancient Egyptians and the Natural World: Flora, Fauna, and Science, edited by Salima Ikram, Jessica Kaiser and Stéphanie Porcier. Leiden: Sidestone Press, pp. 253-264. Here is a link to the article: https://www.dropbox.com/s/lqjnyycashjtff5/2021_Sousa%20_Greenfield_ButcheringTechnology_Old_Middle_Kingdom_Egypt.pdf?dl=0 The book will…

Another video on my research in the Balkans

This video introduces the archaeological research conducted by an international team of archaeologists at the Early Neolithic site of Blagotin in central Serbia. The research was conducted from 1989-1995 and was interrupted by the embargo imposed on Serbia during the Yugoslavian civil wars. It is based on original videos and photographs made by me (Haskel…

New article by Safi team members

Another article has just been published by members of the Tell es-Safi/Gath team. It is spearheaded by Sara Richardson and tries to provide understanding of the use of bone tools from the Early Bronze III house at Tell es-Safi/Gath based on the analysis of their spatial distribution. This research is part of the larger project…

I would like to announce publication of a new article by our team

Constraint, complexity and consumption: Zooarchaeological meta-analysis shows regional patterns of resilience across the metal ages in the Near East by Jane Gaastra, Tina L. Greenfield, and Haskel J. Greenfield. Quaternary International, Volume 545, April 2020, Pages 45-62. It is open access. https://authors.elsevier.com/c/1bHI53ic-FFyg~ Abstract Previously identified periods of aridity in the palaeoclimate record for the Near…

New and very interesting open-access article by our research team

I would like to announce a new and very interesting open-access article: Fowler, K. D., Ross, J., Walker, E., Barritt-Clearly C., Greenfield, H. J., and Maeir, A. M. 2020. Fingerprint Evidence for the Division of Labour and Learning Pottery-Making at Early Bronze Age Tell Eṣ-Ṣâfi/Gath, Israel. PLoS One 15(4): e0231046. https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0231046 In this study, spearheaded…