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This element (thoracic vertebrae), probably from a sheep or a goat--as sheep and goat bones
typically dominate excavated faunal material from Middle East in the historic period.
This example exhibits butchery marks inflicted by metal or stone tools.

Slaughter marks of this nature and in this anatomical position
likely indicates that this animal had been utilized for human consumption.