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Advances in hunter-gatherer research in Mexico: archaeozoological contributions  

Joaquin Arroyo-Cabrales and Eduardo Corona-M.

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Mar 2017
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Apr 2017
Interest in the first hunter-gatherer populations of Mexico has increased in the last fifteen years. Exploration of the Late Pleistocene localities involved in the early peopling of ... More

Analytical Drawing  

Prabodh Shirvalkar

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Dec 2016
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Jan 2017
Analytical techniques and research methodologies for archaeological ceramic analysis have changed drastically over time; however, the way we record and represent ceramics graphically has ... More

Animal use at early colonies on the southeastern coast of the United States  

Elizabeth J. Reitz

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Mar 2017
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Data from three early European-sponsored colonies in North America indicate that changes in animal use occurred quickly. Over half of the meat from vertebrate sources in a Spanish ... More

Animals in ancient Egyptian religion: belief, identity, power, and economy  

Salima Ikram

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Mar 2017
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Apr 2017
In addition to providing food, companionship, and raw materials for clothing, furniture, tools, and ornaments, animals also played a key role in religious practices in ancient Egypt. Apart ... More

Animals in urban life in Medieval to Early Modern England  

Terry O'Connor

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Mar 2017
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Apr 2017
Animals formed an essential part of urban life in England from Medieval times onwards, economically, socially, and ecologically. As livestock, they provided meat and other carcass ... More

Animals, acculturation, and colonization in ancient and Islamic North Africa  

Michael MacKinnon

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Mar 2017
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Zooarchaeological comparisons of Roman and Islamic North Africa indicate changes in animal use largely resultant from shifting parameters of urban and economic expansion and development, ... More

Archaeozoological techniques and protocols for elaborating scenarios of early colonization and Neolithization of Cyprus  

Jean-Denis Vigne

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Mar 2017
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Apr 2017
This paper summarizes some of the main results that have been obtained through the archaeozoological study of the large Cypriot Pre-Pottery Neolithic site of Shillourokambos, dated between ... More

Art and Environment: How Can Rock Art Inform on Past Environments?  

George Nash

When telling stories through rock art, the artist formed an intimate relationship with the audience through the act of conveying such stories. Ethnographic evidence in many parts of the ... More

Assessing Vessel Function by Organic Residue Analysis  

Hans Barnard and Jelmer W. Eerkens

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Dec 2016
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Jan 2017
Organic residues can be defined as the carbon-based remains of plants, animals or humans, either in their original or a decomposed state. Biomolecules that can indicate the source of such ... More

The Beautiful Face of Ra: The Role of Sunlight in the Architecture of Ancient Egypt  

Giulio Magli

In the famous projects of ancient Egyptian architecture, sunlight had always a special role. An expert use of light and shadows helped in creating halls filled with sacredness in many ... More

Behavioural inferences from Late Pleistocene Aboriginal Australia: seasonality, butchery, and nutrition in southwest Tasmania  

Richard Cosgrove and Jillian Garvey

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Mar 2017
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Detailed research into marsupial behavioural ecology and modelling of past Aboriginal exploitation of terrestrial fauna has been scarce. Poor bone preservation is one limiting factor in ... More

Boys at Sea: An Osteological and Historical Analysis of Ships’ Boys in the Late Eighteenth- to Early Nineteenth-century British Royal Navy  

Ceridwen Boston

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May 2018
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Jun 2018
In the Age of Sail, boys were an integral part of sealife, comprising a significant proportion of the crews of both merchant and military vessels. In the latter, they performed both as ... More

Camelid hunting and herding in Inca times: a view from the south of the empire  

Guillermo Luis Mengoni Goñalons

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Mar 2017
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South American Camelids (SAC) occupied a central role in the development of Andean societies and were an essential element of the cultural landscape. During the Inca period camelids had a ... More

Cattle, a major component of the Kerma culture (Sudan)  

Louis Chaix

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Mar 2017
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Cattle were an essential element of the economy of the kingdom of Kerma, located between the first and fourth cataract in Egypt, which flourished between 2600 and 1500 bc. They are an ... More

Ceramic Micropalaeontology  

Ian Wilkinson, Patrick Quinn, Mark Williams, Jeremy Taylor, and Ian Whitbread

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Dec 2016
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Jan 2017
Microfossils found in archaeological ceramics include representatives of kingdoms Fungi, Protista, Plantae, and Animalia and are composed of calcite, silica, or resistant organic compounds ... More

Changes in lifestyle in ancient Rome (Italy) across the Iron Age/Roman transition: the evidence from animal remains  

Jacopo De Grossi Mazzorin and Claudia Minniti

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Mar 2017
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Apr 2017
As concerns the continuing debate over the impact of Roman conquest in the world, Rome represents a very interesting case study as it represented the core of the Roman Empire and the ... More

Characterizing Rock Art Pigments  

Emilie Chalmin and Jillian Huntley

The materials used to make rock art contain important evidence about the cultural practices of the people who created it: their technologies, movements, and social interactions. The number ... More

The Contribution of Stable Isotope Analysis to the Study of Childhood Movement and Migration  

Katie A. Hemer and Jane A. Evans

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May 2018
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Jun 2018
Stable isotope analysis is firmly established as a method for the investigation of past population mobility. The distinction between local and non-local individuals within a cemetery ... More

Current Questions and New Directions in Archaeological Obsidian Studies  

Carolyn Dillian

This article discusses the current status of archaeological obsidian studies, including techniques used in characterization and sourcing studies, obsidian hydration, and regional ... More

Designing Rigorous Research: Integrating Science and Archaeology  

Jaume Buxeda I Garrigós and Marisol Madrid i Fernandez

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Dec 2016
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Jan 2017
This chapter discusses the differences between archaeometric research problems, addressed to the advancement of the discipline, and the application of archaeometric routine problems in ... More

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