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Zooarchaeology

2nd Edition

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Part of Cambridge Manuals in Archaeology

  • Date Published: January 2008
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521673938

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  • This book serves as an introductory text for students interested in identification and analysis of animal remains from archaeological sites. This revised edition reflects developments in zooarchaeology that have occurred during the past decade. It includes new 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 conversation and heritage management, and a discussion of issues pertaining to the curation of archaeofaunal materials.

    • Covers a wide range of organisms, not included in other texts, for example vertebrate classes, molluscs and crustaceans, providing readers with a thoroughly rigorous examination of the field
    • Global in scope and includes examples from the Pleistocene into the nineteenth century A. D.
    • Combines a strong biological basis with anthropological interpretations with an extensive bibliography
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    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: January 2008
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521673938
    • length: 560 pages
    • dimensions: 254 x 178 x 29 mm
    • weight: 0.96kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Zooarchaeology
    2. Zooarchaeological history and theory
    3. Basic biology
    4. Ecology
    5. Disposal of faunal remains and sample recovery
    6. Gathering primary data
    7. Secondary data
    8. Humans as predators: subsistence strategies and other uses of animals
    9. Control of animals through domestication
    10. Evidences for past environmental conditions
    11. Conclusions.

  • Authors

    Elizabeth J. Reitz, University of Georgia
    Elizabeth J. Reitz is professor of anthropology at the Georgia Museum of Natural History, University of Georgia. Her work is based on the identification and interpretation of animal remains from coastal archaeological sites, particularly in South America, the Caribbean, and the southeastern United States. She is the co-author and co-editor of several volumes, as well as the author of over 150 articles and chapters in books.

    Elizabeth S. Wing, Florida Museum of Natural History
    Elizabeth S. Wing is Curator Emeritus at the Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida. Co-author of two books and author of many scholarly articles, she received the Fryxell Award from the Society for American Archaeology in 1996 for distinguished contributions to archaeology through interdisciplinary research. In 2006, Dr Wing was elected to the National Academy of Sciences and received the President's Medal from the University of Florida.

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