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Author Gifford-Gonzalez, Diane (Diane Patrice),
Title An introduction to zooarchaeology / by Diane Gifford-Gonzalez.
Imprint Cham, Switzerland : Springer, 2018.

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Author Gifford-Gonzalez, Diane (Diane Patrice),
Subject Animal remains (Archaeology)
Vertebrates.
Description 1 online resource (XXIII, 604 pages) : 137 illustrations, 4 illustrations in color
Contents Part I. An orientation to zooarchaeology. 1. Introduction ; 2. The emergence of zooarchaeology ; 3. A persepctive on zooarchaeology -- Part II. The evidence -- vertebrate bodies. 4. Bone and vertebrate bodies as uniformitarian materials ; 5. Bone's intrinsic traits : why animals eat animals ; 6. Bone's intrinsic traits : inferring species, sex, and age ; 7. Bone's intrinsic traits : age estimation from mammalian dentition -- Part III. Basic practical approaches. 8. Field recovery, lab methods, data records, curation ; 9. Identification : sorting decisions and analytic consequences ; 10. Zooarchaeology's basic counting units -- Part IV. Identifying causal process, effector, actor. 11. Human, animal, geological causies of bone breakage ; 12. Mammalian and reptilian carnivore effects on bone ; 13. Avian carnivore, ungulate, and effects on bone ; 14. Primary human effects : cutting edge and percussion effects on bone ; 15. Culinary processing and preservational effects on bone ; 16. Invertebrate, plant, and geological effects on bone -- Part V. Studying behavioral, social, ecological contexts. 17. Analyzing multi-agent assemblages ; 18. Reasoning with zooarchaeological counting units and statistics ; 19. Skeletal disarticulation, dispersal, dismemberment, selective transport ; 20. Calibrating nutritionally driven selective transport ; 21. Calibrating bone durability ; 22. Zooarchaeology and ecology : mortality profiles, species abundance, diversity ; 23. New ecological directions : isotopes, genetics, historical ecology, conservation ; 24. Behavioral ecology and zooarchaeology ; 25. Social relations through zooarchaeology ; 26. Doing zooarchaeology today and tomorrow.
Summary 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.
ISBN 9783319656823
3319656821
3319656805
9783319656809
9783319656809
3319656805
ISBN/ISSN 10.1007/978-3-319-65682-3
9783319656809
OCLC # 1034541461
Additional Format Printed edition: 9783319656809 (OCoLC)994639638


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