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Confidences d’un coureur des bois
by Bernard De Wetter. — Book in French (Details)

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Back in Rwanda

by Bernard De Wetter. — The author gives never-published – and surprising – information about events that took place short before and after the murder of the famous American Dian Fossey, and which put the facts within a different context. He gives us his personal – and rather unexpected – view of the tragic event… A book not to be missed by all those who are interested in mountain gorillas!… (Details || eBook). Out of print

Great Ape Encounters

by Bernard De Wetter. — Great Ape Encounters is the first comprehensive guidebook describing in details all locations where watching great apes in the wild is possible with a fair chance of success, both in Africa and South-East Asia. It is undoubtedly the most complete guidebook specifically devoted to great ape observation: a wealth of up-to-date – and even unpublished – information put together for the first time in a single publication (Details). Out of print

Le dépôt d’offrandes de la tombe de la divine adoratrice Karomama (XXIIe dynastie ; vers 840 av. J.‑C.). Approche archéozoologique d’un assemblage remarquable
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by Cécile CALLOU. — The analysis of the zooarchaeological assemblage, discovered in the Karomama’s tomb shaft, confirms the existence of a particular funerary practice…
 
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Horses and Horse Husbandry in Central Anatolia during Hittite and Neo-Hittite Periods
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M.-E. BALZA, « Horses and Horse Husbandry in Central Anatolia during Hittite and Neo-Hittite Periods », Res Antiquae 10, Bruxelles, 2013.
 
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La chèvre en Asie Mineure méridionale et égéenne dans l’Antiquité. Fragments d’histoire sociale
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O. CASABONNE, « La chèvre en Asie Mineure méridionale et égéenne dans l’Antiquité. Fragments d’histoire sociale », Res Antiquae 10, Bruxelles, 2013.
 
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Considérations d’Hérodote sur la loutre,  la mangouste-ichneumon et la musaraigne
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J. DELHEZ, « Considérations d’Hérodote sur la loutre,  la mangouste-ichneumon et la musaraigne », Res Antiquae 10, Bruxelles, 2013.
 
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L’image du tigre dans la Thébaïde de Stace. Entre motifs traditionnels et agenda narratif
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C. MAES, « L’image du tigre dans la Thébaïde de Stace. Entre motifs traditionnels et agenda narratif », Res Antiquae 12, Brussels, 2015.
 
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Le cheval et le pouvoir. Comment l’hippologie et le commerce de deux races au Bronze Récent ont pu changer le cours de l’histoire à l’Âge du Fer
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D. MICHAUX-COLOMBOT, « Le cheval et le pouvoir. Comment l’hippologie et le commerce de deux races au Bronze Récent ont pu changer le cours de l’histoire à l’Âge du Fer », Res Antiquae 12, Brussels, 2015.
 
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Fields, Mounds-Islands and Caves for the Nile Crocodiles. From Ethology to Religion in Roman Egypt
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by Pierre P. KOEMOTH. — In the Nile Valley, the crocodiles behaviour was strongly conditioned by environment factors like the room temperature and the water level of the river fluctuating between raising and subsiding flood…
 
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La conception des animaux domestiques et des animaux de compagnie dans la Mésopotamie d’époque historique
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In the ancient Near East the animals are very often represented in art and are present mostly in temples but also in houses and in palaces. Wild animals are more frequently reproduced than domesticated. The most represented domesticated animals are those ones mentioned in the texts : first cattle and then goat, sheep, donkey/horse, dog. It’s difficult to establish which kind of animals Mesopotamians considered as domesticated : only those which had an usefulness for milk and meat, for transport, for war and hunting, for ploughing or also those which aroused friendly feelings ? Was there a feeling for animals like that we have today for pets ? In iconography, but chiefly in texts and in archaeozoologic data there are some elements which suggested that there was a feeling for at least some animals, mainly monkey, cattle, dog and horse.

 
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Conditions et symbolisme de l’animal domestique dans le culte de la divinité Soleil
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In the second millennium BC, numerous sacrifices of animals were made in honour of the divinity Sun in Anatolia. During the sacrifices of pets, sheep, ox and  pig are the most usually animals mentioned. By basing itself on a representative sample of extracts of texts, we shall put in relationship the world of the gods with the world of the Men. In this paper, we shall emphasize the fact that the animals which are a part of the current life of the Men are the ones also presented to the gods for the divine consumption.

 
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Chameaux et hybrides dans l'empire achemenide
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Camel, almost as much as horse, had an important place in the Iranian world. This article, wich does not pretend to be exhaustive, seeks to present some of is major uses. It aims to deal with the issue of cross-breeding in the achaemenid Empire.

 
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Les animaux domestiques dans les lois hittites
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Pets are very present in the laws of the Hittites. After trying to approach the concept of pet, we shall see what sorts of pets are present in the laws of the Hittites, and what their function and status are. We shall also show that it is not only the point of view of the legislator that is represented in the laws : religion is never far away, the laws of human society being like those of the cosmos.

 
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Le chien dans l'Anatolie antique
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In this short contribution it is possible to find an aspect of the dog’s situation in Ancient Anatolia, especially in the limits of the Hittite civilization. Some aspects relating to the social position of this animal and the relations between the men and the dog were unknow.

 
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Les métamorphoses animales des divinités dans la Méditerranée antique
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Looking for the authenticity of the sacred one may find out that the first human’s gods could often take the animal form. Since the prehistoric times, human beings worshipped wild animals and represented them in art with care and precision. During the Antiquity, even the most anthropocentric streams of philosophy couldn’t impede the survival of these popular beliefs. Some peoples, like ancient Egyptians, developed a very sophisticated zoomorphic pantheon. Greece and Rome testified a high level of the animal symbolism in mythology and divination. As for the Asia Minor, according to the old traditions, the idea of the wild nature couldn’t be separated there from the perception of the realm of the gods. This paper gives an approach to some historical evidences of god’s metamorphoses into animals and tries to examine the origins of these beliefs in the ancient Mediterranean world. 

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Les animaux domestiques dans les sources lyciennes
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Some questions about pets in Lycia through iconographical documents and rare mentions in epichoric epigraphy. We focused on Dynastic times in Lycia and observed that representations of such animals may be issued from an Anatolian Tradition.

 
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Production céramique et representations animales à l’époque de Halaf
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Fauna is very well represented on Halafian ceramic production. Among it, domestic and wild animals are easily recognized.
Following Levi-Strauss’s point of  view which highlighted that the « animals good to eat » are not the only ones « good to think », we will try to demonstrate that behind the picture, imagery, human activities and social orientations are reflected.
After a brief presentation of the halafian ceramic production, a comparitive study with zoological and archeozoological data and iconographic considerations, many observations will be proposed. Firstly, we will focus on the large variety of represented species. Secondly, the importance of the ceramic medium in the image diffusion will be considered. Lastly, the social implications of such a bestiary will be discuss.

 
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Le “Chien” dans la tradition juive des littératures bibliques et para- et postbiblique (Ahiqar, écrits de Qumrân, pseudépigraphes et littérature rabbinique)
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Dogs in Judaism in biblical and extra- and postbiblical traditions (Ahiqar, writings from Qumran, Apocryphal and Rabbinic literature)
In Judaism, from the Torah until the later writings from Qumran and the Rabbinic literature, dogs are generally considered to be unclean, bad and fierce.
Despite the general negative connation, there are a few exceptional passages  where dogs occupy a very positive position as creatures faithful to their masters and  as guardians like in the apocryphal book of Tobit where the dog accompanies Tobias on his journey to Ekbatana. A similar role is assigned to the dog in the Midrash where Cain, having killed his brother Abel, is given a dog by God as a symbol of his protection.
In the Rabbinic tradition it is also written that the dogs stayed silent while the Israelites began to exit from Egypt, and the Talmud says that Jews should "tolerate" dogs.
 
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Le singe dans le monde minoen et cycladique
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The representations of monkeys are numerous in the Minoan and Theran art although the monkey is not an animal native of the Aegean. Introduced from Egypt, probably via the Levant, first as iconographic motif, afterwards as real animals, the monkey became a pet and even found a place in the Minoan and Cycladic religion.

 
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