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The findings are suggested to have reduced the likelihood of social variance. However, perhaps more importantly, the evidence suggests that both animals and grain were important to the residents as a production of surplus. Hubbard (2010) suggests that the animals were likely used to provide fuel (from dung) and to provide milk for nutrition, with the animals having a similar role to the grain silos in this scenario. Additionally, the Chacolithic period to which the Tel Tsaf site dates was a transition point from ‘egalitarian villages’ (p1131) to the more stratified world of towns and cities, with mixed architecture such as that at Tel Tsaf representing that change. Hubbard (2010) suggests that further excavations are needed, but Tel Tsaf could be seen as a snapshot from the era and may provide clues as to the evolution of this changing economy. Additionally, the use of two distinct building styles for two distinct purposes challenges the archaeological assumption that this represents social inequality. In this case, micromorphology suggests that architecture represents function and speciality rather than any differences between social groups in the community. ...
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Principles of Archaeology Hubbard, Emily M. “Livestock and people in a Middle Chalcolithic settlement: a micromorphological investigation from Tel Tsaf, Israel.” Antiquity 84 (2010): 1123–1134 The purpose of this paper is to describe the predominantly micromorphological findings from a site at Tel Tsaf, Israel, as well as the implications of these findings…
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