Vasiliki Tzevelekidi

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 -
19:30 to 20:30
Irish Institute, Navarhou Notara 51a
Event Description: 

Dr. Vasiliki Tzevelekidi (Independent researcher), “Neolithic West Macedonia “to the bone”: looking into variation in animal consumption and deposition through the analysis of faunal remains”

Analysis of faunal assemblages in the past two decades, as well as integration of the obtained results with other types of archaeological material, have highlighted the existence of different patterns of consumption, deposition and discard of animals during the Neolithic period. Consumption of meat appears to have exceeded its nutritional and economic role and seems to have had a significant impact on the formation, establishment and negotiation of social relationships. This presentation will attempt to present and examine these proposed variations using examples from the analysis of faunal remains from settlements in Neolithic West Macedonia.