Zooarchaeology and Field Ecology

This book is the only field guide and laboratory manual to combine animal ecology and natural history with the detailed osteology of all the vertebrate classes (fishes, amphibians, birds, and mammals) and all the primary orders native to ...


Author: Jack M. Broughton


ISBN: 1607814854


Page: 201

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"The only field guide and laboratory manual to cover both the osteology and the natural history of western North American vertebrates in a single volume This photographic atlas, developed over twenty years of teaching in the field, expedites the work of the zooarchaeologist by integrating both osteology and wildlife ecology into a single volume. Zooarchaeology, the study of animal remains found at archaeological sites, is interdisciplinary in nature, requiring students and researchers to not only master the technical skills of identifying fragmentary bones and teeth but also to develop a deep understanding of the taxonomy, natural history, behavior, and ecology of the species identified. Until now, these topics have always been treated separately. This book is the only field guide and laboratory manual to combine animal ecology and natural history with the detailed osteology of all the vertebrate classes (fishes, amphibians, birds, and mammals) and all the primary orders native to western North America. Skeletal images are shown at a variety of magnifications and views and are accompanied by photographs of the animals in their characteristic habitats"--


We find that ecological research in zooarcheology fits well within ethnobiology, which focuses on human–biota interactions in different cultural contexts, be those spatially or ... Zooarchaeology and Field Ecology: A Photographic Atlas.


Author: Romulo Romeu Nobrega Alves

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780128099148

Category: Science

Page: 552

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Ethnozoology: Animals In Our Lives represents the first book about this discipline, providing a discussion on key themes on human-animal interactions and their implications, along with recent major advances in research. Humans share the world with a bewildering variety of other animals, and have interacted with them in different ways. This variety of interactions (both past and present) is investigated through ethnozoology, which is a hybrid discipline structured with elements from both the natural and social sciences, as it seeks to understand how humans have perceived and interacted with faunal resources throughout history. In a broader context, ethnozoology, and its companion discipline, ethnobotany, form part of the larger body of the science of ethnobiology. In recent years, the importance of ethnozoological/ethnobiological studies has increasingly been recognized, unsurprisingly given the strong human influence on biodiversity. From the perspective of ethnozoology, the book addresses all aspects of human connection, animals and health, from its use in traditional medicine, to bioprospecting derivatives of fauna for pharmaceuticals, with expert contributions from leading researchers in the field. Draws on editors’ and contributors’ extensive research, experience and studies covering ethnozoology and ethnobiology Covers all aspects of human-animal interaction through the lens of this emerging discipline, with coverage of both domestic and wild animal topics Presents topics of great interest to a variety of researchers including those in wildlife/conservation (biologists, ecologists, conservationists) and domestic-related disciplines (psychologists, sociologists)

The Archaeologist s Laboratory

Paleoecology of the lower nodular zone, Brule formation, in the big Badlands of South Dakota. from archaeological contexts. Wisconsin Archeologist, 55 ... Zooarchaeology and field cation. ... London: B. T. ecology: A photographic atlas.


Author: Edward B. Banning

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030479923

Category: History

Page: 375

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This second edition of the classic textbook, The Archaeologist’s Laboratory, is a substantially revised work that offers updated information on the archaeological work that follows fieldwork, such as the processing and analysis of artifacts and other evidence. An overarching theme of this edition is the quality and validity of archaeological arguments and the data we use to support them. The book introduces many of the laboratory activities that archaeologists carry out and the ways we can present research results, including graphs and artifact illustrations. Part I introduces general topics concerning measurement error, data quality, research design, typology, probability and databases. It also includes data presentation, basic artifact conservation, and laboratory safety. Part II offers brief surveys of the analysis of lithics and ground stone, pottery, metal artifacts, bone and shell artifacts, animal and plant remains, and sediments, as well as dating by stratigraphy, seriation and chronometric methods. It concludes with a chapter on archaeological illustration and publication. A new feature of the book is illustration of concepts through case studies from around the world and from the Palaeolithic to historical archaeology.The text is appropriate for senior undergraduate students and will also serve as a useful reference for graduate students and professional archaeologists.

New Mexico Historical Review

Zooarchaeology and Field Ecology : A Photographic Atlas . By Jack M. Broughton and Shawn D. Miller . ( Salt Lake City : University of Utah Press , 2016. xvii + 201 pp . 49 color plates , 217 halftones , references , index .


Author: Lansing Bartlett Bloom


ISBN: UCSD:31822042704296

Category: Electronic journals

Page: 612

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An Introduction to Zooarchaeology

Comparative skeletal anatomy: A photographic atlas for medical examiners, coroners, forensic anthropologists, ... Comparative osteology: A laboratory and field guide of common North American animals. ... Ecology, 53(5), 939–943.


Author: Diane Gifford-Gonzalez

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319656823

Category: Social Science

Page: 604

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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.​

Animal bones in Australian archaeology

A field guide to common native and introduced species Melanie Fillios, Natalie Blake ... Comparative skeletal anatomy: a photographic atlas for medical examiners, coroners, forensic anthropologists, and archaeologists.


Author: Melanie Fillios

Publisher: Sydney University Press

ISBN: 9781743324332

Category: Social Science

Page: 189

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Zooarchaeology has emerged as a powerful way of reconstructing the lives of past societies. Through the analysis of animal bones found on a site, zooarchaeologists can uncover important information on the economy, trade, industry, diet, and other fascinating facts about the people who lived there. Animal bones in Australian archaeology is an introductory bone identification manual written for archaeologists working in Australia. This field guide includes 16 species commonly encountered in both Indigenous and historical sites. Using diagrams and flow charts, it walks the reader step-by-step through the bone identification process. Combining practical and academic knowledge, the manual also provides an introductory insight into zooarchaeological methodology and the importance of zooarchaeological research in understanding human behaviour through time.

The Excavation of the Prehistoric Burial Tumulus at Lofkend Albania

Myers, J.W. 1978 Balloon survey field season, 1977. Journal of Field Archaeology 5:145–159. Myers, J.W., and E.E. Myers 1980 The art of flying: balloon archaeology. Archaeology 33:33–40. Low-altitude aerial photography in Crete.


Author: Lorenc Bejko

Publisher: ISD LLC

ISBN: 9781938770524

Category: Social Science

Page: 1330

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The burial tumulus of Lofkend lies in one of the richest archaeological areas of Albania (ancient "Illyria"), home to a number of burial tumuli spanning the Bronze and Iron Ages of later prehistory. Some were robbed long ago, others were reused for modern burials; few were excavated under scientific conditions. Modern understanding of the pre- and protohistory of Illyria has largely been shaped by the contents of such burial mounds. What inspired the systematic exploration of Lofkend by UCLA was more than the promise of an unplundered necropolis; it was also a chance to revisit the significance of this tumulus and its fellows for the emergence of urbanism and complexity in ancient Illyria. In addition to artifacts, the recovery of surviving plant remains, bones, and other organic material contribute insights into the environmental and ecological history of the region.

Use Wear and Residue Analysis in Archaeology

Photography with a microscope. ... a zooarchaeological study of Neanderthal ecology. Princeton: Princeton University Press. Summerhayes, G. R., Leavesley, M., Fairbairn, A., Mandui, H., Field, J., Ford, A., & Fullagar, R. (2010).


Author: João Manuel Marreiros

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319082578

Category: Social Science

Page: 223

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This book is designed to act as a readily accessible guide to different methods and techniques of use-wear and residue analysis and therefore includes a wide range of different and complementary essential topics: experimental tests, observation and record methods and techniques and the interpretation of a diversity of tool types and worked raw materials. The onset of use-wear studies was marked by the development of theory, method and techniques in order to infer prehistoric tools functionality and, therefore, understand human technological, social and cultural behavior. The last decade of functional studies, use-wear and residue analysis have been aimed at the observation, recording and interpretation of different activities and worked materials found on archaeological tools made on different types of organic and non-organic materials. This international group of contributions will be fundamental for all researchers and students of the discipline.

The Great Basin

Landscape paleoecology and megafaunal extinction in southeastern New York. ... Then and Now: A Photographic History of Vegetation Change in the Central Great Basin Desert. ... In Water for Nevada: Hydrologic Atlas, Map L-5.


Author: Donald Grayson

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520267473

Category: Nature

Page: 432

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"The Great Basin, centering on Nevada and including substantial parts of California, Oregon, and Utah, gets its name from the fact that none of its rivers or streams flow to the sea. This book synthesizes the past 25,000 years of the natural history of this vast region. It explores the extinct animals that lived in the Great Basin during the Ice Age and recounts the rise and fall of the massive Ice Age lakes that existed here. It explains why trees once grew 13' beneath what is now the surface of Lake Tahoe, explores the nearly two dozen Great Basin mountain ranges that once held substantial glaciers, and tells the remarkable story of how pinyon pine came to cover some 17,000,000 acres of the Great Basin in the relatively recent past.These discussions culminate with the impressive history of the prehistoric people of the Great Basin, a history that shows how human societies dealt with nearly 13,000 years of climate change on this often-challenging landscape"--Provided by publisher.

Dictionary of Concepts in Archaeology

The first dictionary to provide definitions and analytical discussions of the key concepts in archaeology.


Author: Molly Raymond Mignon

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: UOM:39015026852114

Category: Social Science

Page: 364

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The first dictionary to provide definitions and analytical discussions of the key concepts in archaeology.