Marjan Mollabeirami; Mostafa Dehpahlavan; omid zehtabvar
Zooarchaeology is a branch of ecology that studies and analyzes animal remains in ancient sites. In this way, human-ecological interaction can be achieved. Examination of the remains ...
Zooarchaeology is a branch of ecology that studies and analyzes animal remains in ancient sites. In this way, human-ecological interaction can be achieved. Examination of the remains and findings of animal bones and their classification into different species, makes it possible to identify climatic conditions, animal patterns and diversity, subsistence economy, type of diet, etc. in the past world.
One of the most important ancient sites in Iran is the Sagzabad area in the Qazvin plain. In this study, more than 1,200 pieces of animal bones obtained from excavations in 1393, 1394 and 1395 in this area have been studied with the aim of identifying different species and the reasons for the abundance of some of them. The remains belong to the Iron Age II and Iron Age III layers. Remarkably, most of the animal remains of this area were identified and identified. This collection has different species consisting of small ruminants such as goats, sheep and gazelles, large ruminants such as cows, monocotyledons such as horses and donkeys, carnivores, boars, camels and so on. Is. In the end, we came to the conclusion that small ruminant remains accounted for a large volume of bone remains and played an important role in the livelihood economy of Qare Tappeh Sagzabad in the Iron Age II and III, followed by monocotyledons and ruminants. They are large.