University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Papers

Document Type

Journal Article

Date of this Version

2015

Publication Source

Iran

Volume

LIII

Start Page

93

Last Page

117

Abstract

This article discusses aspects of the agro-pastoral economy of Kyzyltepa, a late Iron Age or Achaemenid period (sixth–fourth century BC) site in the Surkhandarya region of southern Uzbekistan. The analysis integrates archaeobotanical and zooarchaeological analyses with textual references to food production and provisioning in order to examine local agro-pastoral strategies. Preliminary results suggest an economy that included both an intensive agricultural component, with summer irrigation of millet, and a wider-ranging market-oriented pastoral component that provided meat to the settlement.

Keywords

Achaemenid, zooarchaeology, archaeobotany, Kyzyltepa, agro-pastoralism

 

Date Posted: 18 March 2016

This document has been peer reviewed.