Document Type

Thesis or dissertation

Date of this Version

Spring 4-27-2022

Thesis Advisor

Dr. Katherine Moore


turkmenistan, central asia, bronze age, archaeology, zooarchaeology, taphonomy


Anau, Turkmenistan offers a lens into Central Asian cultural and societal development. Its continuous settlement through the Bronze Age has served to provide stratigraphic chronologies for the entire region. Via detailed observation of a previously unstudied assemblage of faunal remains, this paper seeks to build on our understanding of Central Asian archaeology. A taphonomy-based study yielded insight into the preparation and discard of animal materials. Aspects of cooking, scavenging, and post-depositional damage are discussed in detail.

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Anthropology Commons



Date Posted:07 May 2022


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