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  1. Anthropological approaches to zooarchaeology : complexity, colonialism, and animal transformations

    Contributor(s):: Campana, Douglas V.

  2. An archaeological and historical review of the relationships between felids and people

    Contributor(s):: Faure, E., Kitchener, A. C.

    A review of the archaeological and historical records reveals several lines of evidence that people have had close relationships with felids. Almost 40% of felid species have been tamed on all continents, excluding Europe and Oceania, but only one species was domesticated. However, taming...

  3. Bestia incognita : the horse and its history in the Philippines 1880-1930

    Contributor(s):: Bankoff, G.

    Animals and their histories outside of Europe and its off-shoot settler societies are effectively unknown except as far they constitute a source of exotic species with which to stock the cages of western zoos or to provide hapless victims to the rifles of imperial sportsmen. This paper is an...

  4. Interpreting the bucrania of Catalhoyuk: James Mellaart, Dorothy Cameron, and beyond

    Contributor(s):: Relke, J.

    The bucranium (bull's head and horns) has been recognized as the most prevalent three-dimensional art form found during the excavations of the Neolithic village of Catalhoyuk in central Turkey. James Mellaart interpreted it as the symbol of the son and lover of the Great Mother Goddess,...

  5. Sea monsters and mermaids in Scottish folklore: can these tales give us information on the historic occurrence of marine animals in Scotland?

    Contributor(s):: Parsons, E. C. M.

    The folklore of the highlands and islands of Scotland includes many stories about sightings of sea monsters and mermaids. However, several of these stories contain descriptions of unusual features that are also distinct characteristics of living marine animals, notably manatees (Trichechus spp.),...

  6. Where have all the monkeys gone? The changing nature of the Monkey Temple at Bristol Zoo

    Contributor(s):: Shapland, A.

    Built in 1928, the domed structure once called the Monkey Temple still stands in Bristol Zoo, UK, the architecture preserved by planning regulations, but the enclosure remodelled and rebranded as the Smarty Plants exhibit. Its transformation is used as an archaeological case study to illustrate...

  7. Nombres de restes déterminés des principales espèces animales consommées en milieu urbain en France durant les périodes historiques: essai de synthèse

    Contributor(s):: Forest, Vianney

  8. Reflet d'un aspect de la vie du bord: étude préliminaire des restes osseux de l'épave de l'Aber Wrac'h (Finistère, XVe s.)

    Contributor(s):: L'Hour, Michel, Migaud, Philippe

  9. Domestication and behaviour

    Contributor(s):: Goldberg, J.

    The domestication of animal species has led to complex relations with humans entailing profound transformations, especially at the behavioural level. It is a rather difficult task to answer the question of whether the wild ancestors of a given domestic form were in some way preadapted to...