Killing and Skinning Animals in the Ur III Period: The Puzriš-Dagan (Drehem) Office Managing of Dead Animals and Slaughter By-products

Christina Tsouparopoulou
2013 Altorientalische Forschungen  
In an approach combining the analysis of key words with the prosopographical study of the relevant text sources, this article discusses the administration and processing of slaughter animals and their by-products in Ur III Puzriš-Dagan (Drehem). The study demonstrates that slaughter animals were administrated in a specialised government office with two subdivisions. One of these was responsible for the processing of the carcasses in the kitchens (Großküchen) of Puzriš-Dagan and elsewhere, the
more » ... nd elsewhere, the other for the utilisation of the skins and other by-products. The article includes discussions of the terms used for slaughter animals and their by-products as well as for the associated locations and officials.
doi:10.1524/aof.2013.0009 fatcat:obadtgkpcrhb3ocuxcapkay5vm