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Conversely, the apparent emphasis of the palatial flocks on adult sheep may indicate that, thanks to the ability of the palaces to secure labour services, herders were readily available and pasture consequently accessible. The size of the palatial wool flocks may primarily have been limited by the ability of the palaces to acquire young sheep from the non-palatial sector. The dependence on 'imported' replacement stock in turn partly accounts for the dominance of the palatial flocks by adult males and for their resemblance to the 'fallow herds' of African cattle pastoralists.