Special Issue - The Environment We Share: Human-Nonhuman Animal Interactions in the Ancient Near East | Near Eastern Archaeology 2022 85.4

Romina Della Casa Announcement
Announcement Type
Journal
Subject Fields
Ancient History, Animal Studies, Anthropology, Archaeology, Environmental History / Studies

We are pleased to announce the publication of Near Eastern Archaeology 85.4's special issue “The Environment We Share: Human-Nonhuman Animal Interactions in the Ancient Near East” co-guest-edited by Romina Della Casa and Lidar Sapir-Hen: https://www.journals.uchicago.edu/toc/nea/current

The studies in this volume explore human-animal interactions by means of faunal remains, iconography, and textual materials from the ancient Near East, opening a space for interdisciplinary collaboration between scholars who explore how ancient societies interacted with their environs, how they experienced and perceived other animals, and how we can grasp a better understanding of the impact other animals had on human societies. 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

From the Guest Editors, by Romina Della Casa and Lidar Sapir-Hen

The Environment We Share: Human-Nonhuman Animal Interactions in the Ancient Near East, by Romina Della Casa and Lidar Sapir-Hen

Flattening the Wild in the Ancient Near East, by Benjamin S. Arbuckle, Christine Mikeska, and Theo McLeod Kassebaum

Encountering Ancient Environments: The Impact of Nonhuman Animals on Populations of Hittite Anatolia, by Romina Della Casa

Ancient Mesopotamian Animal Omens: Structure and Patterns of Meaning, by Nicla De Zorzi

The Merdītu-Offerings: Animal Sacrifice in First-Millennium Babylonian Religious Contexts, by Rocío Da Riva

Always a Hunter: The Role of Wild Animals during the Late Bronze and Iron Ages of the Southern Levant, by Lidar Sapir-Hen

Human-Animal Encounters on Early Iron Age Stamp Seals, by Ido Koch

(*review article) She Who Wrote: Enheduanna and Women of Mesopotamia ca. 3400–2000 BCE, by Stephanie Lynn Budin

Contact Information

Romina Della Casa (Universidad Católica Argentina)

Lidar Sapir-Hen (Tel Aviv University)

 

Contact Email
rominadellacasa@uca.edu.ar