Teeth

Author: Simon Hillson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521837019

Category: Medical

Page: 373

View: 9177

An examination of dental studies in archaeology and related disciplines, first published in 2005.

Identifying and Interpreting Animal Bones

A Manual

Author: April M. Beisaw

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 162349026X

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

View: 7954

Offering a field-tested analytic method for identifying faunal remains, along with helpful references, images, and examples of the most commonly encountered North American species, Identifying and Interpreting Animal Bones: A Manual provides an important new reference for students, avocational archaeologists, and even naturalists and wildlife enthusiasts. Using the basic principles outlined here, the bones of any vertebrate animal, including humans, can be identified and their relevance to common research questions can be better understood. Because the interpretation of archaeological sites depends heavily on the analysis of surrounding materials—soils, artifacts, and floral and faunal remains—it is important that non-human remains be correctly distinguished from human bones, that distinctions between domesticated and wild or feral animals be made correctly, and that evidence of the reasons for faunal remains in the site be recognized. But the ability to identify and analyze animal bones is a skill that is not easy to learn from a traditional textbook. In Identifying and Interpreting Animal Bones, veteran archaeologist and educator April Beisaw guides readers through the stages of identification and analysis with sample images and data, also illustrating how specialists make analytical decisions that allow for the identification of the smallest fragments of bone. Extensive additional illustrative material, from the author’s own collected assemblages and from those in the Archaeological Analytical Research Facility at Binghamton University in New York, are also available in the book’s online supplement. There, readers can view and interact with images to further understanding of the principles explained in the text.

Animal bones in Australian archaeology

A field guide to common native and introduced species

Author: Melanie Fillios,Natalie Blake

Publisher: Sydney University Press

ISBN: 1743324332

Category: Social Science

Page: 189

View: 7944

Zooarchaeology has emerged as a powerful way of reconstructing the lives of past societies. Through the analysis of animal bones found on a site, zooarchaeologists can uncover important information on the economy, trade, industry, diet, and other fascinating facts about the people who lived there. Animal bones in Australian archaeology is an introductory bone identification manual written for archaeologists working in Australia. This field guide includes 16 species commonly encountered in both Indigenous and historical sites. Using diagrams and flow charts, it walks the reader step-by-step through the bone identification process. Combining practical and academic knowledge, the manual also provides an introductory insight into zooarchaeological methodology and the importance of zooarchaeological research in understanding human behaviour through time.

Mammal Bones and Teeth

An Introductory Guide to Methods of Identification

Author: Simon Hillson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315424991

Category: Social Science

Page: 132

View: 1735

This guide is designed as an introduction to the basic methods for identifying mammal bones and teeth. It is intended to highlight for beginners the main points on which identifications can be made on the bulk of bones and teeth from a small range of common Old World mammals.

Zooarchaeology

Author: Elizabeth J. Reitz,Elizabeth S. Wing

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521485296

Category: Social Science

Page: 455

View: 8350

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. The authors discuss suitable methods and theories for all vertebrate classes and molluscs, and include hypothetical examples to demonstrate these. There are extensive references and illustrations to help in the process of identification.

Denken wie ein Neandertaler

Author: Thomas Wynn,Frederick L. Coolidge

Publisher: Philipp Von Zabern Verlag Gmbh

ISBN: 9783805346047

Category: Science

Page: 288

View: 3240

The Neanderthal was more similar to us modern man than we think, he was not a primitive Caveman. He had his own language and a large, if not even sophisticated vocabulary. Archeological findings show that the Neanderthals were capable of complex technical process and that most of his life he spent in a small family group. The authors Thomas Wynn and Frederick L. Coolidge give a fascinating insight into the real life and culture of the Neanderthal.

Bulletin

Author: University of London. Institute of Archaeology

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Archaeology

Page: N.A

View: 588


ArchæoZoologia

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Animal remains (Archaeology)

Page: N.A

View: 9146

Vols. for 1987- contain proceedings of the 5th- International Conferences of Archaeozoology.

Burial archaeology

current research, methods and developments

Author: Charlotte A. Roberts,Frances Lee,John L. Bintliff

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 293

View: 3953


Iran

Journal of the British Institute of Persian Studies

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Iran

Page: N.A

View: 8910

Vols. for 1963- include the Director's report, 1961/62-

Anglo-Saxon Studies in Archaeology and History

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781905905102

Category: Anglo-Saxons

Page: 284

View: 7254

Anglo-Saxon Studies in Archaeology and History is an annual series concerned with the archaeology and history of England and its neighbours during the Anglo-Saxon period. ASSAH offers researchers an opportunity to publish new work in an interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary forum which allows for a diversity of approaches and subject matter. Contributions focus not just on Anglo-Saxon England but also its international context.

Mesolithic on the Move

Papers Presented at the Sixth International Conference on the Mesolithic in Europe, Stockholm 2000

Author: Lars Larsson

Publisher: Oxbow Books Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 702

View: 6521

What do we know about the Mesolithic? What distinguishes the Mesolithic from earlier and later periods of human history? What do the Mesolithic cultures of Europe have in common, and what differentiates them from one another? This comprehensive volume contains 89 papers which attempt to answer the questions of the Mesolithic; the papers were presented at the Sixth International Conference on the Mesolithic in Europe held in Stockholm, 2000.

Basiswissen Archäologie

Theorien, Methoden, Praxis

Author: Colin Renfrew,Paul G. Bahn

Publisher: Philipp Von Zabern Verlag Gmbh

ISBN: 9783805339483

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 2173

Mit mehr als 150.000 verkauften Exemplaren gilt der Band Archaeology: Theories, Methods and Practice im englischsprachigen Raum bereits jetzt als Standardwerk im Fach Archaologie. Diese jetzt erstmals auf Deutsch vorliegende sorgfaltig uberarbeitete und zum Teil vollig neu geschriebene Fassung ist eine ausserst gut lesbare Einfuhrung fur alle, die sich fur Archaologie interessieren und eine kompakte Darstellung der Methoden und Praxis archaologischer Arbeit suchen. Beruhmte Archaologen und Ausgrabungsstatten passieren Revue. Inhaltlich ist das Buch auf der Hohe der Forschung, auch die neuesten technischen Methoden und Technologien werden behandelt. (Philipp von Zabern 2009)