Table 1.

Taxonomic composition in the different dovecote structures based on molar teeth (except where maxillae or mandibles outnumber molars).

Sa'adonShivta
structure A—round (human abandonment)
locus 107locus 108structure B—square (human use)structure 6 (human use)Total
taxaNISPMNINISPMNINISPMNINISPMNINISPMNI
Rodentia
 Gerbillus spp.24849741712a1132467
 Meriones spp.3645013417311150269
 Jaculus sp.4317246216924
 Mus sp.754273111911
 Eliomys melanurus34b3
 Rattus rattus2222
 Spalax ehrenbergi2222
 Psammomys obesus2121
Insectivora
 Crocidura sp.11121b174a128
 Suncus etruscus1b
total1051176
Shannon_H diversity1.5581.4241.3211.386
  • aMaxilla counts.

  • bMandible counts.