- A wattery landscape
- Hunting and animal husbandry
The quantity of animal bones found at the town of Lattara indicate the large part that meat and milk products played in the foodways of its inhabitants. Stags, roe deer, wild boars, lynx and hares were hunted in the 6th–5th centuries BCE – much as they were in the late Bronze Age.
Starting in the third century BCE, the share of game animals in the local diet fell sharply, and thereafter domestically-raised animals such pigs, cattle, sheep and goats provided most of the meat consumed by the local inhabitants. Research shows that dogs were also regularly consumed, as were wild birds such as ducks, grebes, herons, pigeons and cormorants. In the town's final centuries, consumption of wild fowl progressively diminished, and chicken occupied an ever-larger share in the inhabitants' diet.