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Past to Present Seminar 

The Zooarchaeology of Pigs and Power at Mycenae, Greece

Thursday, March 12, 2020, 12:15-1:30 PM

Dr. Jacqueline Meier

UNF Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work

Zooarchaeology of Pigs and Power

In the Late Bronze Age of Greece, multiple economic systems entwined palatial and non-palatial settlements and institutions of the Mycenaean world. This presentation will discuss the new zooarchaeological findings on household subsistence practices at Mycenae, and focus on the recent analysis of a well-preserved assemblage of animal remains from Petsas House, a multi-function structure located outside of the walls of the elite, hilltop citadel. Interestingly, the new findings on pigs from a rare domestic context expand the current picture of the animal economy across a broader cross-section of early state-level society. 

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