A little shameless self-promotion about a new joint publication headed by my colleague and friend, Jane Gaastra, and our marvelous colleague Marc Vander Linden

Jane S. Gaastra, Haskel J. Greenfield, and Marc Vander Linden. 2018 Gaining traction on cattle exploitation: zooarchaeological evidence from the western Balkan Neolithic (6000-4500 cal BC). Antiquity 92 (366): 1462 – 1477. (R, S) doi: 10.15184/aqy.2018.178. PDF https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/antiquity/article/gaining-traction-on-cattle-exploitation-zooarchaeological-evidence-from-the-neolithic-western-balkans/4D7976886FE66AF19A956ADA45FAA376/share/a827d99d277140407aee374dc20374b52a5931b6 HTML https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/antiquity/article/gaining-traction-on-cattle-exploitation-zooarchaeological-evidence-from-the-neolithic-western-balkans/4D7976886FE66AF19A956ADA45FAA376/core-reader Advertisements

Our team just published a new paper that deals with the donkey burials/sacrifices found below domestic floors in the EB III (2550-2850 BCE) levels in Area E at Tell es-Safi/Gath

Here are the details of the paper: Greenfield, H. J., Greenfield, T. L., Shai, I., Albaz, S., and Maeir, A. M. 2018. Household Rituals and Sacrificial Donkeys: Why Are There So Many Domestic Donkeys Buried in an Early Bronze Age Neighborhood at Tell eṣ-Ṣâfi/Gath? Near Eastern Archaeology 81(3): 202–11. Check it out here!  

we just published a new article on our research at Tell es-Safi/Gath. It shows the origins of the bridle based on dental bit wear from one of our donkeys

Greenfield, Haskel J., Itzhaq Shai, Tina L. Greenfield, Elizabeth Arnold, Annie Brown, Adi Eliyahu, and Aren M. Maeir. 2018. Earliest Evidence for Equid Bit Wear in the Ancient near East: The “Ass” from Early Bronze Age Gath (Tell Eṣ-Ṣâfi), Israel. PLOS1 13 (5):e0196335. https://doi.org/10.1371 Analysis of a sacrificed and interred domestic donkey from an Early…