This study is a statistical analysis of the osteological remains found at Caesarea Maritima in Israel during the 1972 Archaeological Expedition to that city. It is limited to the following animal_ groups: Large Ruminants, Small Ruminants, Suiformes and Equidae.
Included in the introduction is a section on field and laboratory techniques. The use of edge-punch cards for data retrieval is explained and the excavation, cleaning, numbering and identifying of the bones is described.
No positive conclusions are drawn from the data but some important·inferences and postulates are included in . the report. A statistical chronological analysis of the bones, in correlation with the pottery associated with it, produced, with the aid of a computer, a picture of how the meat eating habits of the Caesareans changed during the history of the city. The results of another analytical approach hint that one of the excavation fields represented a population with different eating habits from the other two. Another field produced osteological evidence of being non-residential. Significant concentrations throughout the fields are discussed with their possible implications. For instance, the statistical analysis of one of them gave possible evidence that it was near a slaughter house or butcher shop.
John W. Elick
Betty J. Stirling
Kenneth L. Vine
Master of Arts (MA)
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Library of Congress/MESH Subject Headings
Animal remains (Archaeology)
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Davidian, Richard D., "A Statistical Analysis of osteological Remains from Caesarea Maritima" (1973). Loma Linda University Electronic Theses, Dissertations & Projects. 752.
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