A bit out of your region, but try Klein's work in South Africa. He has done
a lot on tortoise and rock dassie (Procavia capensis) exploitation by Middle
and Late Stone Age people (possibly ancestral to the !Kung). Though the
rock dassies are most likely from raptor exploitation. Also, for very
recent work, try Schrire and Cruz-Uribe's 1991 (in the South African
Archaeological Bulletin) paper from the Dutch East India Company's outpost
in the South African frontier, which very heavily exploited small game
including small bovids.
"Old crow of wisdom did say
...people of Asa land, it's only just begun..."
>From: Alexandre Bournery <[log in to unmask]>
>Reply-To: Alexandre Bournery <[log in to unmask]>
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>Subject: [ZOOARCH] Small-game exploitation
>Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2005 15:16:32 +0200
>Dear Zooarch list members,
>Could anyone let me know some references on ‘modern?(i.e : !Kung,..)
>patterns of exploitation of small game from a wide scale ?
>I am a PhD student with the dept. of ecology (zooarchaeology) at the
>National Museum, Paris, currently finishing to collect my data.
>I would also like to collect some additionnal infomations/references on
>small-game exploitation (birds, lagomorphs, tortoises) through the
>Pleistocene/Holocene transition that you might have on a large scale
>(mainly through the circum-Mediterranean regions).
>Any help would be gratefully received
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