Finds 1649

Main Information
Finds ID 1649
Site Knossos
Area ID 657 settlement
Research event excavation: research Knossos Throne-Room/South-West Wing/West-Court 1987
Finds type animal remains
Small finds category None
Small finds type
Botany species
Animal remains species cattle (Bos taurus)
molluscs (None)
sheep/goat (Ovis/Capra)
Animal remains completeness None
Animal remains part
Lithics technology
Lithics industry
Lithics cores and preparation
Lithics retouched tools
Lithics unretouched tools
Lithics raw material
Obsidian None
Obsidian amount None
Pottery form
Pottery detail
Pottery decoration
Pottery type None
Confidence None
Comment lots of goat/sheep, rarely adult rams, mostly female animals and few youngs--> that indicates that there was no intensive wool-, and milk-production, and therefore mostly meat production. Cattle (female) used as draft animals --> draft animals maybe boosted the growth of the settlement and could be related to the growth of the population (make survival in settlements easier); All the domesticated animals were originally imported to Crete. Mollusks played only a minor part in the diet; Patella was eaten.
Interpretations related to these Finds
Interpretation ID 84