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A study of the economic patterns of Early Bronze Age and Iron Age groups in northeast Anatolia based on the analysis of faunal assemblages of two sites: Sos Hoyuk and Buyuktepe Hoyuk. Howell-Meurs looks at the species make-up of the assemblages, their characteristics, the mix of wild and domesticated species, taphonomic and preservational factors, butchery practices, pathological conditions and the nature of husbandry and herding practices in general. The results show consistency between the two sites and comparability with other sites in eastern Anatolia, revealing an essentially sedentary economy during these periods.
Early Bronze and Iron Age faunal remains from the two sites in the northeastern region of Turkey were analysed to establish characteristics of the previously unexamined economic patterns of the region. The study aimed to establish whether the assemblages reflect differences in the nature of occupations between the two periods, the degree of temporal consistency in subsistence strategies and the placement of the findings within the context throughout Anatolia.