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George Washington University (Washington, DC 20052-0001)
Jane Wheeler Pires-Ferreira (Project Director: February 1973 to present)

Strategies of Animal Exploitation and the Development of Early Farming Villages in Southwest Iran, 7000 to 3000 B.C.

To study bone samples from nine excavated sites in the Zagros foothill zone in southwest Iran. Evidence is there of markedly different herding and hunting strategies dating from the earliest known occupation of the area. Of particular interest will be: the importance of site location in determining animal exploitation strategies; documentation of differences in herding and butchering practices; hunting and collecting practices.

Project fields:

Basic Research

Research Programs

Total amounts:
$27,210 (approved)
$27,210 (awarded)

Grant period:
2/1/1973 – 6/30/1975