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Posted On: 29 November 2014 09:17 am
Updated On: 11 January 2022 08:30 am

Talk on : Fish Exploitation at Zubarah and Freiha: Zooarchaeological Evidence'

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Synopsis: This talk provides an introduction to ongoing research into past fishing strategies at the archaeological sites of Zubarah and Freiha in Northwest Qatar. Fish was a important resource during the occupation of these settlements and, though the analysis of their bones which have been excavated, it is possible to gain a detailed understanding of fish exploitation. Numerous species of fish have been identified and their representation and estimations of fish size allow for an interpretation of fishing techniques. Information on the spatial distribution as well as cut-marks and burning patterns provides knowledge on fish processing and consumption practices.

Note: Refreshments from 6.30pm. Q and A afterwards