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Economic Zooarchaeology: Studies in Hunting, Herding and Early Agriculture presents a wide array of topics covering many areas of archaeological interest. Aspects of method and theory, animal bone identification, human palaeopathology, prehistoric animal utilisation in South America, and the study of dog cemeteries are covered. The long-running controversy over the milking of animals and the use of dairy products by humans is discussed as is the ecological impact of hunting by farmers, with studies from Serbia and Syria. For Britain, coverage extends from Mesolithic Star Carr, via the origins of agriculture and the farmers of Lismore Fields, through considerations of the Neolithic and Bronze Age... 421 p.



Archaeozoology / Paleontology


Authors expertises affiliations

  • Peter Rowley-Conwy, Editor. Professor of Environmental Archaeology, Durham University, Durham (UK).
  • Dale Serjeantson, Editor. Research fellow at the University of Southampton (UK); Former Director of the Faunal remains Unit; and one of the founders of the MA in Osteoarchaeology.
  • Paul Halstead, Editor. Professor of Archaeology at the University of Sheffield, Sheffield (UK). He specialises in the archaeology (including zooarchaeology) of early farmers and early complex societies in Greece and the ethnoarchaeology of traditional farming and herding in Mediterranean Europe.

  • Publication date (electronic format): 2017-05.

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