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An Introduction to Zooarchaeology

  • Diane Gifford-Gonzalez

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. An Orientation to Zooarchaeology

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  3. The Evidence - Vertebrate Bodies

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  4. Basic Practical Approaches

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  5. Identifying Causal Process, Effector, Actor

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  6. Studying Behavioral, Social, Ecological Contexts

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  7. Back Matter
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About this book

Introduction

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.​

Keywords

Age Estimation from Mammal Dentition Bone and Vertebrate Bodies as Uniformitarian Materials Bones and Nutrition: Why Animals Eat Animals Emergence of Zooarchaeology Human, Animal, and Geological Causes of Bone Breakage Inferring Species, Sex, and Age through bone analysis

Authors and affiliations

  • Diane Gifford-Gonzalez
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  1. 1.Department of AnthropologyUniversity of CaliforniaSanta CruzUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-65682-3
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-65680-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-65682-3
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