An Introduction to Zooarchaeology

This volume is a comprehensive, critical introduction to vertebrate zooarchaeology, the field that explores the history of human relations with animals from the Pliocene to the Industrial Revolution.​ The book is organized into five ...

An Introduction to Zooarchaeology

Author: Diane Gifford-Gonzalez

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319656821

Page: 604

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This volume is a comprehensive, critical introduction to vertebrate zooarchaeology, the field that explores the history of human relations with animals from the Pliocene to the Industrial Revolution.​ The book is organized into five sections, each with an introduction, that leads the reader systematically through this swiftly expanding field. Section One presents a general introduction to zooarchaeology, key definitions, and an historical survey of the emergence of zooarchaeology in the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Africa, and introduces the conceptual approach taken in the book. This volume is designed to allow readers to integrate data from the book along with that acquired elsewhere within a coherent analytical framework. Most of its chapters take the form of critical “review articles,” providing a portal into both the classic and current literature and contextualizing these with original commentary. Summaries of findings are enhanced by profuse illustrations by the author and others.​

The Oxford Handbook of Zooarchaeology

'The Oxford Handbook of Zooarchaeology' offers a cutting-edge compendium of zooarchaeology the world over that seeks to provide a holistic view of the role played by animals in shaping human history, with case studies from five continents ...

The Oxford Handbook of Zooarchaeology

Author: Umberto Albarella

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199686475

Page: 839

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Animals have played a fundamental role in shaping human history and the study of their remains from archaeological sites--zooarchaeology--has gradually been emerging as a powerful discipline and crucible for forging an understanding of our past. The Oxford Handbook of Zooarchaeology offers a cutting-edge compendium of zooarchaeology the world over that transcends environmental, economic, and social approaches, seeking instead to provide a holistic view of the roles played by animals in past human cultures. Incisive chapters written by leading scholars in the field incorporate case studies from across five continents, from Iceland to New Zealand and from Japan to Egypt and Ecuador, providing a sense of the dynamism of the discipline, the many approaches and methods adopted by different schools and traditions, and an idea of the huge range of interactions that have occurred between people and animals throughout the world and its history. Adaptations of human-animal relationships in environments as varied as the Arctic, temperate forests, deserts, the tropics, and the sea are discussed, while studies of hunter-gatherers, farmers, herders, fishermen, and even traders and urban dwellers highlight the importance that animals have had in all forms of human societies. With an introduction that clearly contextualizes the current practice of zooarchaeology in relation to both its history and the challenges and opportunities that can be expected for the future, and a methodological glossary illuminating the way in which zooarchaeologists approach the study of their material, this Handbook will be invaluable not only for specialists in the field, but for anybody who has an interest in our past and the role that animals have played in forging it.

Conservation Biology and Applied Zooarchaeology

This book shows how zooarchaeology can productively inform conservation science.

Conservation Biology and Applied Zooarchaeology

Author: Steve Wolverton

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 0816521131

Page: 241

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This book shows how zooarchaeology can productively inform conservation science. It both introduces applied zooarchaeology to conservation biologists and offers case studies that use animal remains from archaeological and paleontological sites to provide information that has direct implications for wildlife management and conservation biology today.

Archaeological Science

An accessible and wide-ranging introduction to the exciting and expanding field of archaeological science, for students, professionals and academics.

Archaeological Science

Author: Michael Richards

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521195225

Page: 400

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An accessible and wide-ranging introduction to the exciting and expanding field of archaeological science, for students, professionals and academics.

Zooarchaeology in the Neotropics

This volume offers an up-to-date and broad perspective of the archaeology of human-animal interactions through time in the Neotropical Biogeographic Region, ranging from southern North America to southern South America.

Zooarchaeology in the Neotropics

Author: Mariana Mondini

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319573284

Page: 188

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This volume offers an up-to-date and broad perspective of the archaeology of human-animal interactions through time in the Neotropical Biogeographic Region, ranging from southern North America to southern South America. The region has a rich and singular biotic history. The collection of works included in the volume –originally presented at the Second Academic Meeting of the NZWG-ICAZ – describes some of the instances of the diverse interactions of human and faunal populations in such a setting and the particular properties characterizing the derived archaeofaunal record. Understanding the zooarchaeological imprint of human insertion and evolution in this context represents an opportunity for improving our knowledge on the many ways modern humans have dealt with the colonization of the whole globe, and on the varied forms of organization they assumed within such diverse environments. The topics covered in this volume shed light on different and complementary aspects of the state of the art in zooarchaeological research in the Neotropics, and reveal how much Neotropical zooarchaeology has been growing in the past few decades. Several chapters focus on marine resources, covering a broad range of the diversity found in the Neotropical coastal environments. Another set of chapters deals primarily with inland Neotropical animals –including terrestrial, riverine/estuarine and avian faunas– and also with varying societal organizations. Natural formation processes in Neotropical environments are also dealt with in this collection of works. Finally, Neotropical faunas also entail unique methodological challenges, and some chapters provide new information from this perspective. Altogether, these contributions help grasp how unique human-animal interactions have been in the Neotropics, and yet how much can be learnt from them even for other settings and other times.

Taphonomy and Zooarchaeology in Argentina

15 papers in English covering the scope of subjects currently being researched in Argentina and arising from two symposia at the 15th Congresso nacional de Arqueologia Argentina in 2001.

Taphonomy and Zooarchaeology in Argentina

Author: María A. Gutierrez

Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Limited

ISBN:

Page: 233

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15 papers in English covering the scope of subjects currently being researched in Argentina and arising from two symposia at the 15th Congresso nacional de Arqueologia Argentina in 2001.

Zooarchaeology

1 ZOOARCHAEOLOGY Introduction Zooarchaeology refers to the study of animal
remains from archaeological sites . The goal of zooarchaeology is to gain a better
understanding of the relationship between humans and their environment ...

Zooarchaeology

Author: Elizabeth J. Reitz

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521485296

Page: 455

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Zooarchaeology is a detailed reference manual for students and professional archaeologists interested in identifying and analysing animal remains from archaeological sites. Drawing on material from all over the world, and covering a time span from the Pleistocene to the nineteenth century AD, the emphasis is on animals whose remains inform us about many aspects of the relationships between humans and their natural and social environments, especially site formation processes, subsistence strategies, and paleoenvironments. The authors discuss suitable methods and theories for all vertebrate classes and molluscs, and include hypothetical examples to demonstrate these. There are extensive references and illustrations to help in the process of identification.

Zooarchaeology in the Middle Nile Valley

6 Socio - economic effects of the introduction of livestock Central Sudan to The
consequences of the introduction of livestock into Central Suuan during early
fourth millennium B . C . were not merely ecological , but probably also social .

Zooarchaeology in the Middle Nile Valley

Author: Ali Tigani ElMahi

Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Limited

ISBN:

Page: 157

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Neolithikum - Afrika - Archäozoologie.

Zooarchaeology in Greece

Aspects of island occupation The view from bones : introduction Eleni
Kotjabopoulou and Clive Gamble Holocene endemic and non endemic
mammals of the Aegean islands. In recent years the study of faunal material from
island contexts in ...

Zooarchaeology in Greece

Author: B. Kotjabopoulou

Publisher: British School of Athens

ISBN:

Page: 310

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Animals have always been integral to life and culture in Greece. Recently the study of animal bones has played an important role in investigations of Greek archaeology. In this volume the current position is reviewed with papers ranging from the Palaeolithic to the Medieval periods and employing a wide range of techniques and approaches. The papers cover not only the themes of subsistence and methodology but also symbolism, ritual and the artistic representation of animals. The interdisciplinary and international character of zooarchaeology is confirmed and many new avenues for research are suggested.

Integrating Zooarchaeology

Ungulates of equal size or smaller than reindeer were introduced into the site
whole or almost whole . This mode of introduction best explains the high
frequency of metapodials ( the most numerous parts ) , which have low nutritional
value .

Integrating Zooarchaeology

Author: International Council for Archaeozoology. Conference

Publisher: Oxbow Books Limited

ISBN:

Page: 152

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Zooarchaeological research has great potential to investigate areas of interest to other archaeologists, such as diet, trade, ritual, spatial usage, rubbish disposal, production, specialisation, land use, and more. Contributions to this volume cover North and South America, the Near East, Great Britain and Continental Europe, over a period from c.19,000 bp to ad 1778, and explore such themes as hunter/gatherers, early farming, Bronze Age and Iron Age societies, Classical civilisations, the medieval world, New World explorers and the American War of Independence.

Mammalian Zooarchaeology Alaska

North Slope Borough . Anthropology and Historic Preservation , Cooperative
Park Studies Unit , University of Alaska , Occasional Paper No . 12 . Hole , Frank
and Robert F . Heizer 1969 An Introduction to Prehistoric Archaeology . New York
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Mammalian Zooarchaeology  Alaska

Author: George S. Smith

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 513

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Provides a systematic regional approach for identifying and analyzing mammal bones from archaeological sites in Alaska. Contains field and laboratory procedures and reference material relevant to Alaska, including anatomical drawings, biographical information on Alaskan mammals, maps of animal distributions, animal weights, and methods of determining age. Includes topical bibliographies.

Maya Zooarchaeology

Maya Zooarchaeology

Author: Kitty F. Emery

Publisher: Cotsen Institute of Archaeology

ISBN:

Page: 310

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Maya Zooarchaeology: New Directions in Method and Theory, edited by Kitty F. Emery, explores the latest research on the complex relationship between the ancient Maya and their animal neighbors. This comprehensive work combines fundamental zooarchaeological data from sites across the Maya world with critical histories and state-of-the-art summaries of the modern methods and theoretical perspectives of Maya zooarchaeology. The contributing authors emphasize new developments in technical methods, recent trends in Mesoamerican "social zooarchaeology," and new interpretations enhanced by the regional scope of modern zooarchaeological investigations in the Maya world. The volume fosters cooperation among Mesoamerican zooarchaeologists and archaeologists, from first recovery and analysis through final theoretical reconstruction.

The Role of Zooarchaeology in the Study of the Western Roman Empire

The aim is to present colleagues specializing in other branches of Roman archaeology some of the latest zooarchaeological work. The focus is on the Western Empire, especially on Italy, Switzerland, the Netherlands, and Britain.

The Role of Zooarchaeology in the Study of the Western Roman Empire

Author: Martyn Allen

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780999458617

Page: 168

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10 chapters by different authors arising from two conferences, one held in 2014 by the Roman Archaeology conference, the other in 2014 y the ZRPWG. The aim is to present colleagues specializing in other branches of Roman archaeology some of the latest zooarchaeological work. The focus is on the Western Empire, especially on Italy, Switzerland, the Netherlands, and Britain. Following the prologue and introduction by Martyn Allen comes a survey of the history of the discipline from a Romano-British perspective (Mark Maltby). Next come three overlapping themes: the pastoral economy (chapters by Tony King, Sabine Deschler-Erb & Maaike Groot, Michael MacKinnon), the exploitation of wild and exotic animals (chapters by Jacopo De Grossi Mazzorin & Claudia Minniti; Holly Miller, Naomi Sykes & Christopher Ward) and ritual practices through animal sacrifice, religious offerings and feasting (chapters by Rachel Hesse; C. Corbino, Ornella Fonzo and Nancy de Grummond; and Martyn Allen). This last chapter focusses on the role that feasting, and particularly meat consumption, played in social relationships as southern Britain came to terms with Rome's growing influence.

Zooarchaeology of South America

Introduction : An overview of South American zooarchaeology . . . . Mariana E .
De Nigris 2 . Guanaco and huemul in Patagonian hunter - gatherers diet . . . . .
Daniel M . Loponte and Alejandro A . Acosta 3 . Late Holocene hunter - gatherers
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Zooarchaeology of South America

Author: Guillermo L. Mengoni Goñalons

Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Limited

ISBN:

Page: 220

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This volume presents eleven specialised and technical papers, plus an introduction, on the zooarchaeology of pre-Hispanic South America.