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DOI10.1007/s10963-022-09165-z
The Use of Desert Kites as Hunting Mega-Traps: Functional Evidence and Potential Impacts on Socioeconomic and Ecological Spheres
Crassard, Remy; Abu-Azizeh, Wael; Barge, Olivier; Brochier, Jacques Elie; Chahoud, Jwana; Regagnon, Emmanuelle
Corresponding AuthorCrassard, R (corresponding author),Univ Lyon, CNRS, UMR 5133, Archeorient,Maison Orient & Mediterranee, Lyon, France.
JournalJOURNAL OF WORLD PREHISTORY
ISSN0892-7537
EISSN1573-7802
Year Published2022-03
Abstract in EnglishFor almost a century there has been debate on the functional interpretation of desert kites. These archaeological structures have been interpreted as constructions for animal hunting or domestication purposes, sometimes for both, but with little conclusive evidence. Here, we present new evidence from a large-scale research programme. This unprecedented programme of archaeological excavations and geomatics explorations shows the unequivocal and probably exclusive function of kites as hunting traps. Considering their gigantic size, as well as the significant energy and organization required to build them, these types of traps are called mega-traps. Our research is based on five different field studies in Armenia, Jordan, Kazakhstan and Saudi Arabia, as well as on satellite imagery interpretation across the global distribution area of kites throughout the Middle East, the Caucasus and Central Asia. This hunting interpretation raises questions about the transformation of the landscape by human groups and the consequent anthropogenic impacts on local ecological equilibrium during different periods of the Holocene. Finally, the role of trapping in the hunting strategies of prehistoric, protohistoric and historic human groups is addressed.
Keyword in EnglishDesert kites Hunting strategies Holocene Arid zones Trapping Geomatics
SubtypeArticle ; Early Access
Language英语
Indexed BySSCI ; AHCI
WOS IDWOS:000762892000001
WOS KeywordSOUTHERN LEVANT ; GAZELLE ; BEHAVIOR ; CARIBOU ; PLAINS ; JORDAN ; STRATEGIES ; DIVERSITY ; MIGRATION ; RAILROAD
WOS SubjectAnthropology ; Archaeology
WOS Research AreaAnthropology ; Archaeology
Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://119.78.100.177/qdio/handle/2XILL650/377382
Affiliation[Crassard, Remy; Abu-Azizeh, Wael; Barge, Olivier; Chahoud, Jwana; Regagnon, Emmanuelle] Univ Lyon, CNRS, UMR 5133, Archeorient,Maison Orient & Mediterranee, Lyon, France; [Abu-Azizeh, Wael] Inst Francais Proche Orient Ifpo, MEAE, CNRS, USR 3135, East Jerusalem, Palestine; [Brochier, Jacques Elie] Aix Marseille Univ, CNRS, Minist Culture, LAMPEA,UMR 7269,MMSH, Aix En Provence, France
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Crassard, Remy,Abu-Azizeh, Wael,Barge, Olivier,et al. The Use of Desert Kites as Hunting Mega-Traps: Functional Evidence and Potential Impacts on Socioeconomic and Ecological Spheres[J],2022.
APA Crassard, Remy,Abu-Azizeh, Wael,Barge, Olivier,Brochier, Jacques Elie,Chahoud, Jwana,&Regagnon, Emmanuelle.(2022).The Use of Desert Kites as Hunting Mega-Traps: Functional Evidence and Potential Impacts on Socioeconomic and Ecological Spheres.JOURNAL OF WORLD PREHISTORY.
MLA Crassard, Remy,et al."The Use of Desert Kites as Hunting Mega-Traps: Functional Evidence and Potential Impacts on Socioeconomic and Ecological Spheres".JOURNAL OF WORLD PREHISTORY (2022).
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