Cattle and sheep bones from Neolithic sites in Crete were selected for NEOMATRIX

Dr. Argyro Nafplioti from the Foundation of Research and Technology (FORTH) and Dr. Dimitra Mylona from the Institute for Aegean Prehistory (INSTAP) Study Center for East Crete selected animal bone and tooth samples to analyze as part of NEOMATRIX. The bones and teeth belong to cattle and sheep remains from two early Cretan Neolithic sites, Pelekita Cave in east Crete and the Aposelemis Cemetery in central Crete.

The samples will be studied in terms of ancient DNA and isotopes, to obtain further clues about the dispersal of domestic animals from the Near East to Europe.

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