Zooarchaeology

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Author: Elizabeth J. Reitz,Elizabeth S. Wing

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521485296

Category: Social Science

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 Practice

Case Studies in Methodology and Interpretation in Archaeofaunal Analysis

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Author: Christina M. Giovas,Michelle J. LeFebvre

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319647636

Category: Social Science

Page: 331

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Zooarchaeology in Practice unites depth of treatment with broad topical coverage to advance methodological discussion and development in archaeofaunal analysis. Through case studies, historical accounts, and technical reviews authored by leading figures in the field, the volume examines how zooarchaeological data and interpretation are shaped by its methods of practice and explores the impact of these effects at varying levels of investigation. Contributing authors draw on geographically and taxonomically diverse datasets, providing instructive approaches to problems in traditional and emerging areas of methodological concern. Readers, from specialists to students, will gain an extensive, sophisticated look at important disciplinary issues that are sure to provoke critical reflection on the nature and importance of sound methodology. With implications for how archaeologists reconstruct human behavior and paleoecology, and broader relevance to fields such as paleontology and conservation biology, Zooarchaeology in Practice makes an enduring contribution to the methodological advancement of the discipline.

Animal bones in Australian archaeology

A field guide to common native and introduced species

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Author: Melanie Fillios,Natalie Blake

Publisher: Sydney University Press

ISBN: 1743324332

Category: Social Science

Page: 189

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Zooarchaeology has emerged as a powerful way of reconstructing the lives of past societies. Through the analysis of animal bones found on a site, zooarchaeologists can uncover important information on the economy, trade, industry, diet, and other fascinating facts about the people who lived there. Animal bones in Australian archaeology is an introductory bone identification manual written for archaeologists working in Australia. This field guide includes 16 species commonly encountered in both Indigenous and historical sites. Using diagrams and flow charts, it walks the reader step-by-step through the bone identification process. Combining practical and academic knowledge, the manual also provides an introductory insight into zooarchaeological methodology and the importance of zooarchaeological research in understanding human behaviour through time.

An Introduction to Zooarchaeology

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Author: Diane Gifford-Gonzalez

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319656821

Category: Social Science

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.​

Molluscs in Archaeology

Methods, Approaches and Applications

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Author: Michael J. Allen

Publisher: Oxbow Books

ISBN: 178570611X

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

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The subject of ‘Molluscs in Archaeology’ has not been dealt with collectively for several decades. This new volume in Oxbow’s Studying Scientific Archaeology series addresses many aspects of mollusks in archaeology. It will give the reader an overview of the whole topic; methods of analysis and approaches to interpretation. It aims to be a broad based text book giving readers an insight of how to apply analysis to different present and past landscapes and how to interpret those landscapes. It includes Marine, Freshwater and land snails studies, and examines topics such as diet, economy, climate, environmental and land-use, isotopes and mollusks as artifacts. It aims to provide archaeologists and students with the first port of call giving them a) methods and principles, and b) the potential information mollusks can provide. It concentrates on analysis and interpretation most archaeologists and students can undertake and understand, and to 'review' the 'heavier' science in terms of potential, application and interpretational value.

Designing Experimental Research in Archaeology

Examining Technology Through Production and Use

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Author: Jeffrey R. Ferguson

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

ISBN: 9781607320234

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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Designing Experimental Research in Archaeology is a guide for the design of archaeological experiments for both students and scholars. Experimental archaeology provides a unique opportunity to corroborate conclusions with multiple trials of repeatable experiments and can provide data otherwise unavailable to archaeologists without damaging sites, remains, or artifacts. Each chapter addresses a particular classification of material culture-ceramics, stone tools, perishable materials, composite hunting technology, butchering practices and bone tools, and experimental zooarchaeology-detailing issues that must be considered in the development of experimental archaeology projects and discussing potential pitfalls. The experiments follow coherent and consistent research designs and procedures and are placed in a theoretical context, and contributors outline methods that will serve as a guide in future experiments. This degree of standardization is uncommon in traditional archaeological research but is essential to experimental archaeology. The field has long been in need of a guide that focuses on methodology and design. This book fills that need not only for undergraduate and graduate students but for any archaeologist looking to begin an experimental research project.

Basiswissen Archäologie

Theorien, Methoden, Praxis

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Author: Colin Renfrew,Paul G. Bahn

Publisher: Philipp Von Zabern Verlag Gmbh

ISBN: 9783805339483

Category: History

Page: 304

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Mit mehr als 150.000 verkauften Exemplaren gilt der Band Archaeology: Theories, Methods and Practice im englischsprachigen Raum bereits jetzt als Standardwerk im Fach Archaologie. Diese jetzt erstmals auf Deutsch vorliegende sorgfaltig uberarbeitete und zum Teil vollig neu geschriebene Fassung ist eine ausserst gut lesbare Einfuhrung fur alle, die sich fur Archaologie interessieren und eine kompakte Darstellung der Methoden und Praxis archaologischer Arbeit suchen. Beruhmte Archaologen und Ausgrabungsstatten passieren Revue. Inhaltlich ist das Buch auf der Hohe der Forschung, auch die neuesten technischen Methoden und Technologien werden behandelt. (Philipp von Zabern 2009)

Taphonomy and zooarchaeology in Argentina

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Author: María A. Gutierrez

Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Ltd

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

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.

Geschichte Ägyptens

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Author: James Henry Breasted

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art, Egyptian

Page: 478

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Hukay

Journal of the University of the Philippines Archaeological Studies Program

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Archaeology

Page: N.A

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Vertebrate Taphonomy

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Author: R. Lee Lyman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521458405

Category: History

Page: 524

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In recent years archaeologists and paleontologists have become increasingly interested in how and why vertebrate animal remains become, or do not become, fossils. Vertebrate Taphonomy introduces interested researchers to the wealth of analytical techniques developed by archaeologists and paleontologists to help them understand why prehistoric animal remains do or do not preserve, and why those that preserve appear the way they do. This book is comprehensive in scope, and will serve as an important work of reference for years to come.

Feeding Community

Urbanization, Religion, and Zooarchaeology at Clonmacnoise, an Early Medieval Irish Monastery

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Author: John Angus Soderberg

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Fire as an Instrument

The Archaeology of Pyrotechnologies

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Author: Dragos Gheorghiu

Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 118

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13 essays from the EAA meeting in 2003 which offer a "material" perception of fire, approached as an artefact, toegther with its material support. Essays look at how in prehistory fire was used as an instrument for modelling the landscape, processing materials and for religious purposes.

Der Mensch und seine Haustiere.

Die Geschichte einer jahrtausendealten Beziehung.

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Author: Norbert Benecke

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Domestic animals

Page: 470

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Archäozoologie - Handbuch/übergreifende Darstellung.

Small sites archaeology at Runnoe Park

temporary camps recurring along the western shore of Green Bay during the late woodland stage

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Author: Nathan Surgisson Lowrey,American University (Washington, D.C.). Dept. of Anthropology

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 610

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