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  1. The Richness of Food: A Zooarchaeological Analysis of Huaca Santa Clara and Huaca Gallinazo, North Coast of Peru

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    | Contributor(s):: Arwen M. Johns

    This thesis is a zooarchaeological study examining the entangled nature of human-animal relations within processes of food production, preparation, and consumption at Huaca Santa Clara and Huaca Gallinazo in the Virú Valley, North Coast of Peru. It assesses how the consumption of animal...

  2. The Dog in Roman Peasant Life

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    | Contributor(s):: Kyle deSandes-Moyer

    Dogs have been a part of civilization for thousands of years and have maintained one of the closest animal relationships with humans that exist today. The following research seeks to understand this connection during antiquity. This study answers the question of what roles the dog filled during...

  3. The Contextual Cat: Human–Animal Relations and Social Meaning in Anglo-Saxon England

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    | Contributor(s):: Kristopher Poole

    The growing popularity of relational approaches to agency amongst archaeologists has led to increased attention on the specific contexts of interaction between humans and their material worlds. Within such viewpoints, non-humans are perceived as agents in their own right and placed on an equal...

  4. The Truth about Deer, Turtles, and Dogs: An examination of Ancient Maya Human-Faunal Interactions

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    | Contributor(s):: Lindsay Foreman

  5. Zooarchaeology of the Native American Sturgeon Fishery in Coastal Oregon, 350 BC to AD 1150

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    | Contributor(s):: Elizabeth Dalyn Grindle

    Sturgeons are not found often in the archaeological record due to their largely cartilaginous skeleton. What remains are the scutes, bony scale-like plates found on the outside of the body, and some diagnostic cranial features. Perhaps due to this, little is known about sturgeon or their...

  6. 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...

  7. The First Record of a Pre-Columbian Domestic Dog (Canis lupus familiaris) in Brazil

    | Contributor(s):: R. Guedes Milheira, D. M. Loponte, C. García Esponda, A. Acosta, P. Ulguim

    Archaeological excavations of the PSG-07 earthen mound at Pontal da Barra in Rio Grande do Sul, southern Brazil have revealed the earliest known evidence for the presence of domestic dog (Canis lupus familiaris) in Brazil. This is the first reported pre-Columbian example in the country. Analysis...

  8. Interacciones entre humanos y animales en la Puna salada durante el Holoceno medio: el caso de Cueva Salamanca 1, Antofagasta de la Sierra, Catamarca

    | Contributor(s):: Nora Mariana Mondini, Antonela Alejandra Marozzi, Elizabeth L. Pintar

    Se presentan aquí los análisis zooarqueológicos realizados en el registro óseo del sitio arqueológico Cueva Salamanca 1, ubicado en Antofagasta de la Sierra, en la Puna Catamarca, a 3.665 msnm. El sitio presenta la mayor parte de las ocupaciones entre ca. 8100 y...

  9. 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...

  10. Horse Husbandry in Colonial Virginia: An Analysis of Probate Inventories in Relation to Environmental and Social Changes

    | Contributor(s):: Kimberly Peck

    Despite the vast amount of zooarchaeological research that has been done on livestock in Colonial Virginia, little is known about the role of the horse in society and the environment before the American Revolution. The image provided by the current literature on the subject is fairly general and...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. Human-livestock Relations in the Early Bronze Age of the Southern Levant

    | Contributor(s):: Adam Allentuck

    This dissertation is concerned with the nature of human-animal relations in the context of southern Levantine village life in the Early Bronze Age. While scholars have devoted considerable effort to exploring the human exploitation of animals as an economic pursuit, investigating the human...

  15. Bridging troubled waters: zooarchaeology and marine conservation on Burrard Inlet, southwest British Columbia

    | Contributor(s):: Nova Pierson

    For thousands of years, the Coast Salish and their ancestors relied on the abundant marine resources of the Strait of Georgia. In the Greater Vancouver area, First Nations and others are working to restore and conserve taxa which are impacted by commercial fishing, pollution, and habitat...

  16. The zooarchaeology of great house sites in the San Juan Basin of the American Southwest

    | Contributor(s):: Shaw Badenhorst

    This dissertation considers animal remains from great houses in the San Juan Basin of the American Southwest. The archaeofauna from an outlying great house, Albert Porter Pueblo in the central Mesa Verde region, occupied between Pueblo II and III (A.D. 1020-1280), indicates that turkey increased...

  17. Explaining prehistoric variation in the abundance of large prey: a zooarchaeological analysis of deer and rabbit hunting along the Pecho Coast of Central California

    | Contributor(s):: Brian F. Codding, Judith F. Porcasi, Terry L. Jones

    Three main hypotheses are commonly employed to explain diachronic variation in the relative abundance of remains of large terrestrial herbivores: (1) large prey populations decline as a function of anthro pogenic overexploitation; (2) large prey tends to increase as a result of increasing social...

  18. 'Bamboo spine' in a migration period horse from Hungary

    | Contributor(s):: Bartosiewicz, Laszlo

  19. 'Sick as a dog': zooarchaeological evidence for pet dog health and welfare in the Roman world

    | Contributor(s):: MacKinnon, Michael

  20. A biometric re-evaluation of recent claims for early Upper Palaeolithic wolf domestication in Eurasia

    | Contributor(s):: Boudadi-Maligne, Myriam, Escarguel, Gilles