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  1. Historical development of horse breeds

    Contributor(s):: Tuncer, S. S., Kozat, S.

    This study was conducted to examine the historical development process of modern horse breeds. Horses are among the few species that have managed to become domesticated on earth. The domestication of horses took place after dogs, goats, sheep, pigs, reindeer and poultry. It is accepted that the...

  2. Tracing Economic, Ritual, and Social Pathways to Neolithization in the Southern Levant through Human-Animal Relationships at Kfar HaHoresh

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    | Contributor(s):: Jacqueline Suzanne Meier

    During the transition to agriculture in the southern Levant of Southwest Asia, the PrePottery Neolithic B (PPNB) period is marked by the beginning of herd animal management, a fluorescence of ritual evidence and increasingly large settlements with diversified uses. These developments had...

  3. Transmission of Zoonotic Diseases in the Daily Life of Ancient Pompeii and Herculaneum (79 CE, Italy): A Review of Animal-Human-Environment Interactions through Biological, Historical and Archaeological Sources

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    | Contributor(s):: Tanga, C., Remigio, M., Viciano, J.

    There is no doubt that the cultural and urban environments contributed to the animal-human interaction in the daily life of the ancient Roman world. The singularity of the circumstances of the burial of Pompeii and Herculaneum, together with literary sources and the extraordinary state of...

  4. Marine Mammals Before Extirpation: Using Archaeology to Understand Native American Use of Sea Otters and Whales in Oregon Prior to European Contact

    | Contributor(s):: Wellman, Hannah P.

  5. Transformations of Animal Materials in Early Greece

    | Contributor(s):: DiBattista, Adam

  6. Prophecies of Palestine: Geology and Intimate Knowledge of the Subterranean

    | Contributor(s):: Assali, Hadeel

  7. Technological Choice and Human-Animal Relationships: A Bird’s Eye View from the Rat Islands, Alaska

    | Contributor(s):: Taivalkoski, Ariel

  8. Fields of Care: Placing Animal-Human Communities in the Early Neolithic of the Sofia Basin, Bulgaria

    | Contributor(s):: Gorczyk, John Matthew

  9. An Exploratory Study of Burial Identification Using Historic Human Remains Detection Dog Alerts and Inorganic Soil Analyses

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    | Contributor(s):: Britt Schlosshardt

    One point at which forensic science and historical archaeology intersect, and the focus of this thesis, is using the decidedly forensic avenues of trained dogs, probing, and chemical analyses of soils, informed by archaeological survey, to locate burials. Human remains detection dogs have...

  10. The earliest domestic cat on the Silk Road

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    | Contributor(s):: Haruda, A. F., Miller, A. R. V., Paijmans, J. L. A., Barlow, A., Tazhekeyev, A., Bilalov, S., Hesse, Y., Preick, M., King, T., Thomas, R., Harke, H., Arzhantseva, I.

    We present the earliest evidence for domestic cat (Felis catus L., 1758) from Kazakhstan, found as a well preserved skeleton with extensive osteological pathologies dating to 775–940 cal CE from the early medieval city of Dzhankent, Kazakhstan. This urban settlement was...

  11. Why were New World rabbits not domesticated?

    | Contributor(s):: Somerville, A. D., Sugiyama, N.

    2021Animal Frontiers11362-682160-605610.1093/af/vfab026EnglishDepartment of World Languages and Cultures, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, USA.asomervi@iastate.edutext

  12. Origin of the domestic chicken from modern biological and zooarchaeological approaches

    | Contributor(s):: Eda, M.

    2021Animal Frontiers11352-612160-605610.1093/af/vfab016EnglishHokkaido University Museum, Hokkaido University, Kita 10, Nishi 8, Kita-ku, Sapporo Hokkaido 060-0810, Japan.edamsk@museum.hokudai.ac.jptext

  13. The Bridge River Dogs: Interpreting aDNA and Stable Isotope Analysis Collected From Dog Remains

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    | Contributor(s):: Emilia Tifental

    Excavations at the Bridge River site have been on-going since 2003, increasing our understanding of the communities that inhabited the Middle Fraser Canyon, British Columbia, over 1,000 years ago. The most recent excavation at Housepit 54 in the summer of 2014 supplied further data regarding...

  14. Tracing Economic, Ritual, and Social Pathways to Neolithization in the Southern Levant through Human-Animal Relationships at Kfar HaHoresh

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    | Contributor(s):: Jacqueline Suzanne Meier

    During the transition to agriculture in the southern Levant of Southwest Asia, the PrePottery Neolithic B (PPNB) period is marked by the beginning of herd animal management, a fluorescence of ritual evidence and increasingly large settlements with diversified uses. These developments had...

  15. Collagen and carbonate isotope data of fauna from pre-Columbian Panama

    | Contributor(s):: Sugiyama, N., France, C. A. M., Cooke, R. G., Martínez-Polanco, M. F.

  16. Humans and Wild Animals in Biblical and Ancient Near Eastern Texts: Interactions and Metaphors

    | Contributor(s):: Breier, Idan

    This paper examines the relations between humans and wild animals in the lands of the Bible and ancient Near East and the way in which these cultures used various creatures and their characteristics as metaphors for dangerous enemies. It focuses on three particular periods in which the sources at...

  17. Human-animal Relationships in Archaeology: Worldviews of Hunter-gatherers in Northern Europe. Introductory Report

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    | Contributor(s):: Maja Pasarić, Graeme Warren

    The project Human-Animal Relationships in Archaeology: Worldviews of hunter gatherers in Northern Europe (HARA) is a newly commenced postdoctoral research project at the School of Archaeology UCD. Dr Maja Pasaric who has been awarded a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship for her...

  18. Beyond the ‘All Seeing Eye’: Filipino Migrant Domestic Workers’ Contestation of Care and Control in Hong Kong

    | Contributor(s):: Johnson, Mark, Lee, Maggy, McCahill, Michael, Ma, Rosalyn Mesina

  19. The anthropology of traps: Concrete technologies and theoretical interfaces

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    | Contributor(s):: Corsín Jiménez, Alberto, Nahum-Claudel, Chloe

    Traps connect not only predator and prey, but mind and materiality, technology and landscape, and infrastructure and ecology. Through them bodies, knowledge practices, materials, and environments are assembled in transformative encounters which, because of their lethal agency, have emotive and...

  20. 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...