New PDF release: Beastly Questions: Animal Answers to Archaeological Issues

By Naomi Sykes

ISBN-10: 1472506758

ISBN-13: 9781472506757

ISBN-10: 1474260691

ISBN-13: 9781474260695

Zooarchaeology, or the examine of old animals, is an often side-lined topic in archaeology. this is often weird and wonderful provided that the archaeological list consists principally of particles from human–animal relationships (be they within the type of animal bones, person artifacts or complete landscapes) and that many disciplines, together with anthropology, sociology, and geography, realize human–animal interactions as a key resource of knowledge for knowing cultural ideology.

By integrating wisdom from archaeological continues to be with proof from texts, iconography, social anthropology and cultural geography, Beastly Questions: Animal solutions to Archaeological Issues seeks to motivate archaeological scholars, researchers and people operating within the advertisement quarter to supply extra attractive interpretations of the proof at their disposal. Going past the straightforward confines of 'what humans ate', this obtainable yet in-depth research covers quite a few high-profile subject matters in ecu archaeology and gives novel interpretations of mainstream archaeological questions. This contains cultural responses to wild animals, the domestication of animals and its implications on human day-by-day perform, adventure and beliefs, the transportation of species and the price of incorporating animals into panorama learn, the significance of the learn of foodways for realizing earlier societies and the way animal experiences might help us to appreciate problems with human identification and beliefs: earlier, current and future.

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