Skeletal Remains Of Ruminantia Uncovered In Excavations Performed In Ancient City Of Kibyra

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  • Yasin Demiraslan
  • Iftar Gurbuz
  • Omer Gurkan Dilek
  • Sukru Ozudogru
  • Ozcan Ozgel


Archeology, Morphometry, Ruminantia, Skeletal Remains.


Kibyra is an ancient city which is located in Golhisar township of Burdur province and hosted various communities. Starting in 2006, archaeological excavations for Kibyra have still been ongoing. The aim of the present study was to investigate skeletal remains of Ruminantia uncovered during archaeological excavations performed for Ancient City of Kibyra between 2006- and 2014. Bone remains uncovered in archaeological excavations of Bouleuterion / Odeion, Stadion, Agora, and Exterior Facade of Ancient City of Kibyra were examined in the present study. Remains in the form of the whole skeleton have not been found in the excavations performed in these regions. Remains of bones were observed to be scattered in various depths of the mentioned regions. Remains were evaluated in terms of animal species, modification and pathological. 1518 of the remains uncovered in Ancient City of Kibyra were identified to belong to ruminantia. In terms of this species, majority were observed to belong to bos (53.2%) and ovis (42.4%). In the study, it was determined that traces of cleaver were the most common (29.1%) trace of butchery seen on bones. Pathological traces such as metapodial asymmetry, metapodial and phalangeal exocytosis were observed. Consequently, the results obtained from the study are considered to contribute zooarchaeology literature of the region.




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Demiraslan, Y., Gurbuz, I., Dilek, O. G., Ozudogru, S., & Ozgel, O. (2019). Skeletal Remains Of Ruminantia Uncovered In Excavations Performed In Ancient City Of Kibyra. Journal of Applied Biological Sciences, 12(2), 12–18. Retrieved from