Zooarchaeology / Edition 2by Elizabeth J. Reitz, Elizabeth S. Wing
Pub. Date: 11/30/2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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.
Table of Contents1. 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.
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