Applied Zooarchaeology

Author : Steve Wolverton
ISBN : 0989824969
Genre : Animal remains (Archaeology)
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During the last two decades, zooarchaeologists have increasingly focused aspects of their work on conservation biology. Zooarchaeological data represent an empirical record of past human-animal interactions, which provides conservation with a deep temporal perspective. There are many challenges that face the archaeologist as conservation biologist, however, that have little to do with deep time, faunal remains, and zooarchaeological method and theory. In this book we use a series of case studies with which each of the authors has relevant personal experience to explore the types of interdisciplinary challenges that zooarchaeologists face when crossing into the world of environmental management and animal conservation. Never has there been a greater need for multi-vocal perspectives in conservation biology. This book shows zooarchaeologists how to use zooarchaeological perspectives to help meet those needs, while crossing traditional academic disciplinary boundaries.
Category: Animal remains (Archaeology)

Case Studies In Environmental Archaeology

Author : Elizabeth Reitz
ISBN : 9780387713021
Genre : History
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This book highlights studies addressing significant anthropological issues in the Americas from the perspective of environmental archaeology. The book uses case studies to resolve questions related to human behavior in the past rather than to demonstrate the application of methods. Each chapter is an original or revised work by an internationally-recognized scientist. This second edition is based on the 1996 book of the same title. The editors have invited back a number of contributors from the first edition to revise and update their chapter. New studies are included in order to cover recent developments in the field or additional pertinent topics.
Category: History

Zooarchaeology Of South America

Author : Guillermo L. Mengoni Goñalons
ISBN : UOM:39015061855840
Genre : History
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Among other important considerations, South America offers scientists an outstanding biodiversity, an excellent preservation in some particular areas and taphonomic challenges in others, a relatively long temporal depth, and a great variety of bio-cultural themes to investigate. This volume presents 12 contributions that takes the reader on a journey through a vast continent; a journey that starts at the Equator and reaches its southern tip. One in which, over great periods of time, humans and other animals have participated together in a variety of processes and particular histories. Contents: 1. Introduction: An overview of South American zooarchaeology (Guillermo L. Mengoni Gonalons); 2. Guanaco and huemul in Patagonian hunter-gatherers diet (Mariana E. De Nigris); 3. Late Holocene hunter-gatherers from the Pampean Wetlands, Argentina (Daniel M. Loponte and Alejandro A. Acosta); 4. Arqueofaunas en sociedades complejas: la ganaderia prehispanica de camelidos en los Andes (Noroeste Argentino)( Celina M. Madero); 5. Tendencias en la explotacion humana de la fauna durante el Pleistoceno final y Holoceno en la Region Pampeana (Argentina)(Gustavo Martinez and Maria A. Gutierrez); 6. Aproximaciones zooarqueologicas al pasado de Aisen continental (Patagonia Central Chilena)( Francisco Mena, Hector Velasquez, Valentina Trejo and Juan C. Torres-Mura); 7. Mammal exploitation in the insular environments of southern South America (A. Sebastian Munoz); 8. Los camelidos en el antiguo Peru, un balance desde la arqueozoologia (Denise Pozzi-Escot); 9. Etude des vertebres du site archeologique Rs-Tq-58, Montenegro, RS, Bresil: aspects archeozoologiques et taphonomiques (Alberico Nogueira de Queiroz); 10. Vertebrate fauna from El Azucar 30, Ecuador (Elizabeth J. Reitz and Maria Masucci); 11. El desarrollo de la zooarqueologia en Ecuador: situacion actual y perspectivas (Amelia M. Sanchez Mosquera); 12. Neotropical zooarchaeology in Ecuador (Peter W. Stahl).
Category: History

Integrating Zooarchaeology

Author : International Council for Archaeozoology. Conference
ISBN : 1842171232
Genre : Science
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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.
Category: Science

The Acheulian Site Of Gesher Benot Ya Aqov Volume Iii

Author : Rivka Rabinovich
ISBN : 9400721595
Genre : Science
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Multidisciplinary research on the Early-Middle Pleistocene site of Gesher Benot Ya‘aqov has yielded abundant climatic, environmental, ecological and behavioral records. The 15 archaeological horizons form a sequence of Acheulian occupational episodes on the shore of the paleo-Lake Hula. These enable us to reconstruct numerous aspects of the survival and adaptation of ancient hominins, leading to a better understanding of their evolution and behavior. This book presents the faunal analyses of medium-sized and large mammals, providing taxonomic, taphonomic and actualistic data for the largest faunal assemblages. The study of modes of animal exploitation reveals valuable information on hominin behavior.
Category: Science


Author : Cornelius Tacitus
ISBN : BSB:BSB10246828
Genre :
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Archaeology In Practice

Author : Jane Balme
ISBN : 9781405148863
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 41.13 MB
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Archaeology in Practice: A Student Guide to Archaeological Analyses offers students in archaeology laboratory courses a detailed and invaluable how-to manual of archaeological methods and provides insight into the breadth of modern archaeology. Written by specialists of material analyses, whose expertise represents a broad geographic range Includes numerous examples of applications of archaeological techniques Organized by material types, such as animal bones, ceramics, stone artifacts, and documentary sources, or by themes, such as dating, ethics, and report writing Written accessibly and amply referenced to provide readers with a guide to further resources on techniques and their applications Enlivened by a range of boxed case studies throughout the main text
Category: Social Science

Abstracts In Anthropology

Author :
ISBN : 00013455
Genre : Anthropology
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Quarterly. References to journal articles, miscellaneous papers, and books, arranged under sections on archaeology, ethnology, linguistics, and physical anthropology. Cross references. Cross index.
Category: Anthropology


Author :
ISBN : MINN:31951001223432Z
Genre : Museums
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Category: Museums