EVOSHEEP: the makeup of sheep breeds in the ancient Near East

Emmanuelle Vila, Philippe Abrahami, Moussab Albesso, Agraw Amane, Camille Bader, Rémi Berthon, Sofiane Bouzid, Daniel Bradley, Catherine Breniquet, Jwana Chahoud, Thomas Cucchi, Hossein Davoudi (+14 others)
2021 Antiquity  
The EVOSHEEP project combines archaeozoology, geometric morphometrics and genetics to study archaeological sheep assemblages dating from the sixth to the first millennia BC in eastern Africa, the Levant, the Anatolian South Caucasus, the Iranian Plateau and Mesopotamia. The project aims to understand changes in the physical appearance and phenotypic characteristics of sheep and how these related to the appearance of new breeds and the demand for secondary products to supply the textile industry.
doi:10.15184/aqy.2020.247 fatcat:d2ktcgdjqncqrcwqhgtx4a6j64