Social Science

Zooarchaeology

Author: Elizabeth J. Reitz,Elizabeth S. Wing

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139467743

Category: Social Science

Page: 558

View: 7453

This is an introductory text for students interested in identification and analysis of animal remains from archaeological sites. The emphasis is on animals whose remains inform us about the relationship between humans and their natural and social environments, especially site formation processes, subsistence strategies, the processes of domestication, and paleoenvironments. Examining examples from all over the world, from the Pleistocene period up to the present, this volume is organized in a way that is parallel to faunal study, beginning with background information, bias in a faunal assemblage, and basic zooarchaeological methods. This revised edition reflects developments in zooarchaeology during the past decade. It includes sections on enamel ultrastructure and incremental analysis, stable isotyopes and trace elements, ancient genetics and enzymes, environmental reconstruction, people as agents of environmental change, applications of zooarchaeology in animal conservation and heritage management, and a discussion of issues pertaining to the curation of archaeofaunal materials.
Social Science

Zooarchaeology in Practice

Case Studies in Methodology and Interpretation in Archaeofaunal Analysis

Author: Christina M. Giovas,Michelle J. LeFebvre

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319647636

Category: Social Science

Page: 331

View: 2785

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.
Social Science

Animal bones in Australian archaeology

A field guide to common native and introduced species

Author: Melanie Fillios,Natalie Blake

Publisher: Sydney University Press

ISBN: 1743324332

Category: Social Science

Page: 189

View: 4207

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.
Social Science

An Introduction to Zooarchaeology

Author: Diane Gifford-Gonzalez

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319656821

Category: Social Science

Page: 604

View: 7777

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.​
History

Basiswissen Archäologie

Theorien, Methoden, Praxis

Author: Colin Renfrew,Paul G. Bahn

Publisher: Philipp Von Zabern Verlag Gmbh

ISBN: 9783805339483

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 6788

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)
Social Science

Molluscs in Archaeology

Methods, Approaches and Applications

Author: Michael J. Allen

Publisher: Oxbow Books

ISBN: 178570611X

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

View: 1673

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.
Medical

Teeth

Author: Simon Hillson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521837019

Category: Medical

Page: 373

View: 9285

An examination of dental studies in archaeology and related disciplines, first published in 2005.
Social Science

Designing Experimental Research in Archaeology

Examining Technology Through Production and Use

Author: Jeffrey R. Ferguson

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

ISBN: 9781607320234

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 2882

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.
Veterinary anatomy

Lehrbuch der Anatomie der Haustiere

Author: Richard Nickel,Eugen Seiferle,August Schummer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Veterinary anatomy

Page: 2180

View: 3878

Veterinary medicine

Geschichte der Tiermedizin

5000 Jahre Tierheilkunde

Author: Angela von den Driesch,Joris Peters

Publisher: Schattauer Verlag

ISBN: 9783794521692

Category: Veterinary medicine

Page: 278

View: 6635

Social Science

Taphonomy and zooarchaeology in Argentina

Author: María A. Gutierrez

Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Ltd

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 233

View: 3406

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.
Archaeology

Hukay

Journal of the University of the Philippines Archaeological Studies Program

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Archaeology

Page: N.A

View: 2305

Domestic animals

Der Mensch und seine Haustiere.

Die Geschichte einer jahrtausendealten Beziehung.

Author: Norbert Benecke

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Domestic animals

Page: 470

View: 4055

Archäozoologie - Handbuch/übergreifende Darstellung.
Social Science

Vertebrate Taphonomy

Author: R. Lee Lyman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316154173

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

View: 1722

Taphonomy studies the transition of organic matter from the biosphere into the geological record. It is particularly relevant to zooarchaeologists and paleobiologists, who analyse organic remains in the archaeological record in an attempt to reconstruct hominid subsistence patterns and paleoecological conditions. In this user-friendly, encyclopedic reference volume for students and professionals, R. Lee Lyman, a leading researcher in taphonomy, reviews the wide range of analytical techniques used to solve particular zooarchaeological problems, illustrating these in most cases with appropriate examples. He also covers the history of taphonomic research and its philosophical underpinnings. Logically organised and clearly written, the book is an important update on all previous publications on archaeological faunal remains.

Feeding Community

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

Author: John Angus Soderberg

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 7321