Zooarchaeology and Conservation Biology

Hardcover (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $33.32
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 16%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (8) from $33.32   
  • New (4) from $33.32   
  • Used (4) from $84.48   


Many modern ecological problems such as rain forest destruction, decreasing marine harvests, and fire suppression are directly or indirectly anthropogenic. Zooarchaeology and Conservation Biology presents an argument that conservation biology and wildlife management cannot afford to ignore zooarchaeological research—the identification and analysis of faunal remains recovered from archaeological deposits. The editors contend that we can learn important lessons by studying long-term human and nonhuman influences on biota and ecosystems. From this perspective we can begin to understand biogeographic dynamics and behavioral patterns that are invisible to researchers who study living organisms over just a small span of years.

The focus of this volume is on the North American faunal record. Contributors identify a specific management or conservation issue, describe and analyze relevant zooarchaeological data, and offer recommendations or at least establish a baseline for possible resolution. The volume brings together both case studies and research about past ecosystems, and examines how such knowledge can be of current utility and relevance.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"This volume shows the relevance of an often-minimized set of archaeological data to enlightened knowledge and understanding of ecological processes."—James Enloe, University of Iowa

"An important and intriguing book, full of implications for both past and future."—Donald K. Grayson, University of Washington

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780874808018
  • Publisher: University of Utah Press
  • Publication date: 10/15/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

R. Lee Lyman is professor of anthropology, University of Missouri, Columbia.

Kenneth P. Cannon is archaeologist with the National Park Service Midwest Archaeological Center, Lincoln, and doctoral candidate in the department of anthropology and geography, University of Nebraska.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
Preface and Acknowledgments

1. Applied Zooarchaeology, Because It Matters ~ R. Lee Lyman and Kenneth P. Cannon
2. Doing Zooarchaeology as if it Mattered: Use of Faunal Data to Address Current Issues in Fish Conservation Biology in Owens Valley, California ~ Virginia L. Butler and Michael G. Delacorte
3. Zooarchaeology and Wildlife Management in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem ~ Kenneth P. Cannon and Molly Boeka Cannon
4. Where the Muskox Roamed: Biogeography of Tundra Muskox (Ovibos moschatus) in the Eastern Arctic ~ Christyann M. Darwent and John Darwent
5. The Potential of Zooarchaeological Data to Guide Pinniped Management Decisions in the Eastern North Pacific ~ Michael A. Etnier
6. Zooarchaeological Implications for Missouri’s Elk (Cervus elaphus) Reintroduction Effort ~ Judith L. Harpole
7. Post-Contact Changes in the Behavior and Distribution of Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep in Northwestern Wyoming ~ Susan S. Hughes
8. Prehistoric Biogeography, Abundance, and Phenotypic Plasticity of Elk (Cervus elaphus) in Washington State ~ R. Lee Lyman
9. Archaeological Evidence of Pronghorn (Antilocapra americana) Migration in the Upper Green River Basin of Wyoming: Implications for Wildlife Management ~ Paul H. Sanders and Mark E. Miller
10. Ecological Change in Western Utah: Comparisons Between a Late Holocene Archaeological Fauna and Modern Small-Mammal Surveys ~ Dave N. Schmitt
11. Archaeofaunal Evidence of the Native Ichthyofauna of the Roanoke River in Virginia and North Carolina ~ Thomas R. Whyte

References Cited

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)