A History of the Animal World in the Ancient Near East by B. Collins

By B. Collins

This name matters mans touch with the animal global: sacrifice, sacred animals, nutrition, and domestication. Chapters on artwork, literature, faith and animal husbandry exhibit an image of the complicated relationships among the peoples of the traditional close to East and (their) animals.
A reference consultant and key to the menagerie of the traditional close to East, with plentiful unique illustrations.

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Ornatd) subspecies, both of which bear the familiar tabby pattern of distinct or spotty stripes running vertically or obliquely from the back to the undersides. The overall tabby coloration is created by hairs that vary in pigmentation along their length. Excluding feral cats, most wild felids of the Near East are endangered or locally extinct. Lions (Panthera leo) are no longer free-ranging outside Africa and India, but formerly they lurked within densely vegetated habitats alongside rivers and marshes.

Shortly following the rut, antlers are cast. They detach just below the coronet and fall to the ground. Three deer species are indigenous to the Near East, while the range of a fourth extends into easternmost Afghanistan. Of the first three, 1. THE NATIVE FAUNA 25 the largest, red deer (Cervus elaphus), ranges across Eurasia as far as Korea and currently survives within forested areas of Turkey, the Caucasus, and northern Iran. Archaeozoological evidence suggests that some populations formerly spread much further, at least as far south as Israel in the early post-glacial.

Cetaceans (whales and dolphins) are infrequent visitors to Near Eastern waters, and archaeology suggests little, if any, exploitation. Dolphins, however, earned a special importance in the mind of the ancients. Most are widely-dispersed, cosmopolitan denizens of nearly all the world's oceans, but at least eight species are known to navigate the Mediterranean and Red Seas as well as the Arabian Gulf. Apparently, their curiosity and playfulness with ships at sea set them apart as amiable and intelligent creatures.

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