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  1. The Emergence of Animal Management in the Southern Levant

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    | Contributor(s):: Natalie D. Munro, Guy Bar-Oz, Jacqueline S. Meier, Lidar Sapir-Hen, Mary C. Stiner, Reuven Yeshurun

    Our compilation of zooarchaeological data from a series of important archaeological sites spanning the Epipaleolithic through Pre-Pottery Neolithic B periods in the Mediterranean Hills of the southern Levant contributes to major debates about the beginnings of ungulate management in Southwest...

  2. Comment: Reflections on Meat-Eaters, Vegetarians, and Vampires

    | Contributor(s):: Sutton, David

  3. Snared: Ethics and Nature in Animal Protection

    | Contributor(s):: Reed, Adam

  4. More-than-toad: Conflicts and Ruminations in Cane Toad Management

    | Contributor(s):: Nyquist, Jon Rasmus

  5. 10,000 YEARS OF PASTORALISM IN ANATOLIA: A REVIEW OF EVIDENCE FOR VARIABILITY IN PASTORAL LIFEWAYS

    | Contributor(s):: Hammer, Emily Louise, Arbuckle, Benjamin S.

  6. Archaeology and Human-Animal Relations: Is Anthropocentrism an Issue?

    | Contributor(s):: Boyd, Brian

  7. Deer and identity in medieval Ireland

    | Contributor(s):: Fiona Beglane

    The concept that identity is inextricably linked with places, landscapes and objects has become familiar in archaeology (Thomas 1998, 80, 90; Bradley 2000, 155-61; O'Keeffe 2001). It is only recently however that this idea has been extended to animals and their interaction with human society...

  8. Circumpolarity : Human-Animal Relationships in the Circumpolar North

    | Contributor(s):: David George Anderson

    This five-year project investigates how people and animals today, and in the past, build sustainable communities around the circumpolar Arctic.

  9. Understanding past human-animal relationships through the analysis of fractures: a case study from a Roman site in the Netherlands

    | Contributor(s):: Maaike Groot

    In studying fractures in archaeology, we should focus on what they can tell us about human-animal relationships. It is important to show other (zoo-) archaeologists that palaeopathology can be a valuable tool in answering (zoo-) archaeological questions. In this paper, a short summary of fracture...

  10. Domestication of animals in Harappan culture: a socio−economic study

    | Contributor(s):: Sajjan Kumar

    Domestication has played an enormous role in the development and progress of mankind and its material culture. In fact, a domesticated animal was the first pride possession of man. The fundamental distinction between domesticated animals and their wild ancestors is that the former, as a result of...

  11. Walking the thylacine: records of indigenous companion animals in Australian narrative and photographic history

    | Contributor(s):: Philip, J., Garden, D.

    This report examines the history and significance of indigenous companion animals within traditional Aboriginal society and in early Euro-Australian settlements. Working from historical photographic and anthropological records, the project constructs a visual and written record of these...

  12. Paleopathology: health and welfare of animals in the pastPaleopathologie: gezondheid en welzijn van dieren in het verleden

    | Contributor(s):: Groot, M.

    This paper presents a short introduction to the field of palaeopathology, which can be studied from either a historical veterinary perspective or a zooarchaeological perspective. Zooarchaeologists are concerned with studying past human behaviour through animal remains found in archaeological...

  13. Animal Management at the Ancient Metropolis of Teotihuacan, Mexico: Stable Isotope Analysis of Leporid (Cottontail and Jackrabbit) Bone Mineral

    | Contributor(s):: Somerville, A. D., Sugiyama, N., Manzanilla, L. R., Schoeninger, M. J.

  14. At Home, with the Good Horses: Relationality, Roles, Identity and Ideology in Iron Age Inner Asia

    | Contributor(s):: Gala Argent

    As an overarching theme, this thesis is concerned with investigating archaeologically the relationships between humans and horses within the Iron Age Inner Asian society of the Pazyryk archaeological culture. Prior archaeologies of horses in Iron Age Eurasia have approached them in a segmented...

  15. "Forntidens vildar": Perspektiv på relationen mellan djur och människor i grottan Stora Förvar

    | Contributor(s):: Tobias Lindström

    The cave Stora Förvar, excavated in the end of the 19th century, yielded a vast archaeological assemblage, providing great insight into the stone-age occupation of Stora Karlsö, an island a few kilometers off the west coast of Gotland. The bones of around ten humans dating to the...

  16. Animals in an Urban Context. A Zooarchaeological study of the Medieval and Post-Medieval town of Turku

    | Contributor(s):: Auli Tourunen

    The aim of this study is to explore the role and importance of different animal species in Turku through an analysis of osteological data and documentary evidence. The osteological material used in this study is derived from two town plots in Turku dating from the 13th century to the 19th...

  17. Zooarchaeology and Historical Archaeology of Historic Shasta County Hospital 1855-1900: A Case Study

    | Contributor(s):: Rhea Maricar Sanchez

    The use of faunal analysis from historic archaeological sites for determining  status and economics has successfully contributed to a growing body of anthropological  literature concerning socioeconomic factors in the 19th century. This study joins other  historic studies in the...

  18. Prehistoric reindeer hunting in the southern Norwegian highlands

    | Contributor(s):: Sveinung Bang-Andersen

    In contrast to the European alpine areas and lowland plains, where Rangifer tarandus L. became extinct during the final Late Glacial, the species has survived in a wild state in relatively unchanged natural environments in parts of the southern Norwegian highlands. As a consequence, reindeer...

  19. Case Studies in Ancient Maya Human-Animal Relations: El Perú, La Corona, and Commensal Mammals

    | Contributor(s):: Diana Nicole Fridberg

    The ancient Maya of Mesoamerica inhabited a biodiverse landscape filled with animal taxa that provided both physical resources and rich ideological inspiration. To date, faunal studies among the Maya have been more limited than other types of archaeological investigations, leaving much still...

  20. Human exploitation may not be the cause for the declining size of Patella vulgata (Common limpet): A comparison between the Late Norse and the modern populations of Patella vulgata at Sandwick Bay, Unst, Shetland Islands, UK

    | Contributor(s):: Sarah Mae Brennan Silverberg

    Zooarchaeological artefacts like shells are a source of information on the exploitation of prehisotric the rocky intertidal zone. In this study the size and density of Patella vulgata was used to investigate the exploitation of rocky intertidal resources during the Late Norse occupation...