Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Goat Map, Sheep Map

This is one of the greatest  map ever made. Taken from a 1958 issue of the always informative Journal of the Ankara University Faculty of Language, History and Geography, this map show the distribution of Goats in a portion of southern Anatolia located along the Mediterranean coast west of Antalya and immediately east of Kas. As the key explains, each dot represents 20 goats. Below is the full Goat Distribution map next to a map of sheep distribution for the same region. The astute reader will notice that some areas have sheep but not goats while other areas have goats but not sheep. Still other areas stand out for the presence of both goats and sheep. We would also draw your attention to a region in the upper right corner of the Goat Distribution map with three large circles, each one of which represents two thousand (2,000) goats.

Of course, there is more to this study than just goats and sheep. For a complete pdf copy, click here.
Source: Talip Yucel, Mart-Haziran 1958 Dil ve Tarih-Cografya Fakultesi Dergisi