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 Zooarchaeology Laboratory
The zooarchaeology laboratory is the center for training undergraduate and graduate students in the major methods and techniques used in archaeological faunal analysis.
Research and training is designed to prepare students in the analysis of animal remains associated with archaeological sites, and from these analyses infer behavioral patterns of the inhabitants, understand their adaptations to the environments in which they lived, and reconstruct past environments.
Zooarchaeology of an early Colonial farmstead in Monmouth County, New Jersey by Institute grad student Rob Lore to compare two discrete temporal periods of occupation to document the transition from a self-sufficient farmstead to a more market-based participation.
www.ume.maine.edu /iceage/Research/facilities/zoo   (365 words)

 Open Directory - Science: Social Sciences: Archaeology: Topics: Zooarchaeology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Grahame Clark Laboratory for Zooarchaeology - Profile of the laboratory at the University of Cambridge.
Indiana University Zooarchaeology Laboratory - Profile of this laboratory whose purpose is to accumulate skeletal remains of indigenous animal species to facilitate identification of faunal materials from Indiana and contiguous states.
Zooarchaeology Laboratory at Harvard - Profile of the laboratory which provides working and storage space for students and researchers who carry out studies on animal bones and teeth from around the world.
dmoz.org /Science/Social_Sciences/Archaeology/Topics/Zooarchaeology   (1249 words)

 WELCOME   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
It was not easy to build up a firm practical or intellectual foundation in the absence of appropriate programs at universities, of professionals who are able to orient and advise the student, of proper facilities like laboratories with good comparative collections and libraries with relevant books and journals.
At the beginning of my interest in zooarchaeology, I got an introductory level informal training from Ignacio Lopez Bayon, a Spanish archaeologist and archaeozoologist who used to be affiliated with the Prehistory Department of Liege University, in the summer of 1994.
My research interests are zooarchaeology; the transition from the Pleistocene to the Holocene; settlement patterns; paleoeconomy; hunter-gatherer adaptations and their subsistence patterns; hunting strategies and butchering practices; taphonomy in zooarchaeology; the origins of animal domestication, the emergence of farming communities, and emergence of social complexity and state formation.
www.geocities.com /levent_atici/about_me.html   (965 words)

 New Directions in Zooarchaeology
This, I think, is the new direction that zooarchaeology in New England can take, quality comprehensive analysis based on standardized recording and presentation techniques that are informative and questioning of the faunal assemblages, all within a CRM budgetary framework.
She correctly points out as well that today, the bulk of the most recent faunal work is located in the so called "gray literature" of contract archaeology reports and the bulk of the best and most comprehensive studies have been the result of university or other non-contract sponsored excavations.
Within a CRM framework, high quality zooarchaeology, as well as many other specialist fields such as paleobotany, palynology and lithic analysis, based on standardized recording and presentation techniques that are informative and questioning of the faunal assemblages, can be accomplished.
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 Zooarchaeology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Davis's (1987) review of zooarchaeology has no discussion of how this is done...
terms for quantitative units in use in zooarchaeology at that time were often vague.
There is no standard in zooarchaeology as to what approach to use, so as...
hallencyclopedia.com /Zooarchaeology   (380 words)

 Encyclopedia: Zooarchaeology
The study of these remains helps archaeologists understand past human subsistence strategies and economic interactions, and completes our picture of the kind of environments humans have inhabited.
This program began with the Zooarchaeology Collection and with the primary research tool for all zooarchaeological research, the Zooarchaeology Comparative Collection, both initiated in 1961.
We seek and encourage input from users about the Zooarchaeology Comparative Databases and request that you send us any comments and suggestions about errors or inconsistencies that might be determined during your use of this resource.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Zooarchaeology   (454 words)

 Zooarchaeology - Cambridge University Press   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Zooarchaeology is a detailed reference manual for students and professional archaeologists interested in identifying and analysing animal remains from archaeological sites.
Drawing on material from all over the world, and covering a time span from the Pleistocene to the nineteenth century AD, the emphasis is on animals whose remains inform us about many aspects of the relationships between humans and their natural and social environments, especially site formation processes, subsistence strategies, and paleoenvironments.
‘Zooarchaeology by Reitz and Wing is the most recent addition to the Cambridge Manuals in Archaeology series.
www.cup.cam.ac.uk /catalogue/print.asp?isbn=0521480698&print=y   (262 words)

Some zooarchaeology, including the study of crustaceans, deals with Phylum other than Chordata but for the purposes of this project, only the Chordata Phylum, animals with a spinal cord or vertebral column, will be analyzed.
Class identification includes the sorting of a faunal assemblage into mammal, fish, bird, reptile and amphibian remains and usually is undertaken as the initial sort of an assemblage.
The simplest method for determining the Order of faunal remains is through analysis of teeth, which preserve well in archaeological contexts.
www.geocities.com /abeisaw/Zooarchaeology.html   (672 words)

 Introduction to Zooarchaeology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Zooarchaeology is the study of faunal remains (bone and shell) from archaeological contexts to understand human use of animals for both food and other purposes.
We examine the application of zooarchaeology to different types of research questions and archaeological assemblages.
Once you have mastered skeletal biology and systematics (taxonomy for different vertebrates), you will identify a sample of vertebrate faunal material from an archaeological assemblage and prepare a report on that material.
www.clas.ufl.edu /users/sdef/ANT5126   (126 words)

 Anth 298C: Zooarchaeology & Field Ecology
Zooarchaeology is the interdisciplinary subfield of archaeology which centers around the identification and interpretation of animal remains from archaeological sites.
The interdisciplinary nature of zooarchaeology poses certain intractable difficulties for adequate instruction and learning, some of which we attempt to rectify in this concentrated field class.
The course is taught jointly by Dr. Frank E. Bayham, Raymond J. Bogiatto and Antoinette Martinez whose backgrounds span archaeology, zooarchaeology, biology, and ecology.
www.csuchico.edu /anth/Bayham_F/Anth298C   (628 words)

The specific focus is on the investigation of the organizational structure and social relations within the context of varying subsistence economies, especially with respect to whaling vs. non-whaling economies.
Major components of the research involve analyses relating to zooarchaeology (osteometrics; utility index derivation and application; dental annuli analysis), settlement archaeology, and intrasite spatial patterns.
The primary data base is derived from regional surveys and excavations in the central Canadian Arctic over the past 20 years, with additional data derived from recent (1996, 1998) whale bone surveys in Alaska, and ethnoarchaeological studies conducted among modern Inuit (Eskimo) whaling societies.
www.arts.mcgill.ca /programs/anthro/faculty/savelle.htm   (483 words)

 #2 Archaeological Research at CSU Chico: The Zooarchaeology Lab
"Zooarchaeology" is a perfect example, a subfield of archaeology that provides a melding between anthropology and the biological sciences centering around the identification and interpretation of animal remains from archaeological sites.
The three-week course simultaneously introduces students to zooarchaeology, animal osteology, fragmentary bone identification, and animal ecology via an intensive program of lectures, laboratory exercises, and field visits to Eagle Lake habitats and major archaeological sites of Northeastern California and the Great Basin.
Bayham's goal for the future is to further the educational mission of the zooarchaeology program by continuing to build on the Zooarchaeology Lab, expanding interdisciplinary activities, and further assisting students to achieve competence in vertebrate identification and an appreciation of interpretive potential of zooarchaeologi-cal remains.
www.csuchico.edu /pub/inside/archive/97_11_06/top_story2.html   (577 words)

 Canadian Zooarchaeology
Canadian Zooarchaeology is a forum for Canadians to discuss all things zooarchaeological.
Canadian Zooarchaeology is accepting submissions that might be of interest to our readers, including news, letters, articles and books or papers for review.
Canadian Zooarchaeology is published twice annually, in the spring and fall.
www.nature.ca /prodserv/journals/canzooarch_e.cfm#targ2   (222 words)

 People in the Grahame Clark Laboratory for Zooarchaeology
A yearly zooarchaeology course is taught to undergraduate and graduate students, providing a basic training in faunal analysis and forming the basis for future research open to such students through dissertation or project work.
There are also weekly zooarchaeology reading group sessions where students, researchers and staff join together for a lively discussion of recent articles and developments within the field.
Researchers within the laboratory periodically hold seminars on their research such that developments can be seen and a network of support is formed between members.
www.arch.cam.ac.uk /clark/about.html   (185 words)

 Zooarchaeology Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Zooarchaeology is the analysis of animal remains (e.g., bone, shell) from archaeological sites to reconstruct the cultural lifeways of people and the interrelationships between people, animals, and the environment.
From ZOOARCH: “ZOOARCH is devoted to Zooarchaeology, that is the analysis of animal remains from archaeological sites to reconstruct the cultural lifeways of people and the inter-relationships between people, animals, and the environment.
Disclaimer: Zooarchaeology Home Page is provided for your information but does not necessarily reflect the views, opinions, or policies of Post University. /zooarch   (748 words)

 IOA Zooarchaeology Laboratory
The UCLA Institute of Archaeology Zooarchaeology Laboroatory was established in 1989 in order to facilitate the identification and analysis of animal remains from archaeological sites.
The lab is located in Room A-357, in the "A" level of the Fowler Museum of Cultural History at the north end of campus.
An intensive laboratory based zooarchaeology course is taught every other spring by the lab's director, Dr. Thomas Wake.
www.sscnet.ucla.edu /ioa/labs/zooarch/zooarch.html   (415 words)

 Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2004.03.07
The contributors of this volume demonstrate the many new ways in which scientific bone analysis is engaging mainstream archaeological and historical discourses.
Although the September, 1999 earthquake forced the cancellation of the conference, a round-table was held, and this volume was born.
Payne, S. "Zooarchaeology in Greece: a reader's guide." In N. Wilkie and W.D.E. Coulson (edd), Contributions to Aegean Archaeology: Studies in Honor of William A. McDonald : 211-44.
ccat.sas.upenn.edu /bmcr/2004/2004-03-07.html   (1416 words)

 Archaeology Jobs : Earthworks : Lecturer in Zooarchaeology - University of Southampton   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The School of Humanities is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Zooarchaeology for a period of 11 months, from 1 September 2005.
The successful applicant will contribute to the teaching of the theoretical and methodological units in Zooarchaeology and within other units of the Archaeology programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.
It is hoped to hold interviews during the week beginning 15 August 2005, with the expected start date of 1 September 2005 or as soon as possible thereafter.
www.earthworks-jobs.com /archaeology/soton5071.html   (162 words)

 Interdisciplinary Field Opportunity in   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
To honor the late zooarchaeological pioneer, Stanley J. Olsen, we are continuing the ‘Eagle Lake Zooarchaeology Conference’ in the remote field setting of the Eagle Lake Field Station.
Opportunities to engage in meaningful dialogue about current research in specialized subfields, such as zooarchaeology, are not readily available at national and regional meetings.
The primary open session is entitled “Current Research and Issues in Zooarchaeology,” and will be on July 23 and 24, Saturday and Sunday.
www.csulb.edu /~mcannon/EagleLake2005.htm   (606 words)

 Anthro 481 - Zooarchaeology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Zooarchaeology, the study of animal bones from archaeological sites, provides key information for archaeologists on human diet and subsistence practices through time.
The goal of this course is to introduce students to approaches and techniques employed in zooarchaeological studies, focusing on the study of mammalian bones from archaeological sites.
zooarchaeology's role in larger anthropological questions such as the transition to agriculture and the emergence of complex societies
artsci.wustl.edu /%7Efmarshal/zooarch.htm   (100 words)

 Learn more about Zooarchaeology in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Learn more about Zooarchaeology in the online encyclopedia.
Hint: Play with putting spaces before and after your words to see the different results you get.
The remains primarily consist of the hard parts of the body such as bones, teeth and shellss.
www.onlineencyclopedia.org /z/zo/zooarchaeology.html   (157 words)

This course provides students with a background in the methods of zooarchaeology, the analysis of animal remains from archaeological sites used to reconstruct the interrelationships between people, animals, and the environment.
Both theoretical and methodological issues are explored, with emphasis on the use of comparative vertebrate skeletal collections in zooarchaeological research, specifically those animal species commonly found in eastern North American prehistoric and historic archaeological sites.
The report (worth 100 points) will be based on a project that you undertake to examine more specific aspects of zooarchaeology and this assignment will be discussed later in the semester.
employees.oneonta.edu /walkerr/Zooarch/zooarchsyl.htm   (216 words)

 SAA 2005 Zooarchaeology Symposium   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Zooarchaeology became established as an important field of study within archaeology during the latter decades of the 20
Each of the papers to be presented addresses a line of inquiry that the author believes will soon lead to substantive advances in our understanding of the human past.
Audience involvement in discussions about the future of zooarchaeology will be encouraged during the session.
www.csulb.edu /~mcannon/SAA05/zooarch.htm   (325 words)

 Oxbow Books - Maya Zooarchaeology: New Directions in Method and Theory by Kitty F Emery
In the past three decades, zooarchaeological research in Mesoamerica has intensified, in tandem with an increasing sophistication of analytical techniques, and a growing complexity and diversity of theoretical questions.
The chapters emphasize the newest developments in technical methods, the most recent trends in the analysis of "social zooarchaeology," and the broadening perspectives provided by a new geographic range of investigations.
The main focus of the volume remains on fostering cooperation among Mesoamerican zooarchaeologists at the levels of both preliminary analysis and final theoretical reconstruction.
www.oxbowbooks.com /bookinfo.cfm/Location/Oxbow/CT/7290033/ID/59002   (196 words)

 afarensis: Anthropology, Evolution and Science: Zooarchaeology, Pokemon Archaeology and Climate Change
Zooarchaeology, on the other hand, is a subset of archaeology.
Zooarchaeologists are a diverse lot who study the patterened distribution of animal remains in order to learn something about subsistence patterns of humans and their ancestors.
One of the leading zooarchaeologists is D. Grayson - who's "Quantitative Zooarchaeology: Topics in the Analysis of Archaeological Faunas" is a classic.
mcdougald.blogspot.com /2005/12/zooarchaeology-pokemon-archaeology-and.html   (1811 words)

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