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《The Western Regions Studies》 2017-04
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A Research on Horse Exploitation of Nomadic People in the Early Iron Age——A Zooarchaeological Case Study of Tomb 15 in Kalasu Cemetery,Xinjiang

You Yue;Yu Jianjun;Chen Xianglong;Li Yue;  
This research rebuilds age class and gender ratio of 13 horses from Tomb 15(M15)of Kalasu cemetery in Habahe county,Aletai region,Xinjiang,and analyzes abnormalities on teeth,vertebrae and limb bones through zooarchaeological methods.Moreover,strategies of selecting buried horses,behaviors of horse riding,and the ancient cultural communication in the north and south of Altay mountains are discussed based on skeletal morphology as well as carbon and nitrogen stable isotope analysis.This research provides important information for horse exploitation strategies of nomads in the early I-ron Age and fills the gap of zooarchaeological research in northern Xinjiang.
【Fund】: 国家社会科学基金“中原地区夏至早商时期动物考古学研究”(项目编号:16CKG021)的阶段性成果
【CateGory Index】: K878.8;S821
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