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Advances in hunter-gatherer research in Mexico: archaeozoological contributions  

Joaquin Arroyo-Cabrales and Eduardo Corona-M.

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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 Mexico, ... More

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

Elizabeth J. Reitz

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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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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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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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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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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

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

Richard Cosgrove and Jillian Garvey

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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

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

Guillermo Luis Mengoni Goñalons

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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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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

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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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

The emergence of livestock husbandry in Early Neolithic Anatolia  

Joris Peters, Nadja Pöllath, and Benjamin S. Arbuckle

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Analysis of spatio-temporal variation in patterns of animal exploitation helps our understanding of the transition from hunting to husbandry of Ovis, Capra, Sus, and Bos in Pre-Pottery ... More

The exploitation of aquatic environments by the Olmec and Epi-Olmec  

Tanya M. Peres

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Hydrographic features dominate the Olmec heartland. Fishing, travel, transport, and trade via watercraft were essential parts of daily life. This chapter synthesizes archaeofaunal, ... More

The exploitation of aquatic resources in Holocene West Africa  

Veerle Linseele

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In sub-Saharan West Africa, substantial archaeological evidence only appears from about 2000 bc. From that time onwards, sites with large proportions of fish-bones and large numbers of fish ... More

Farming, social change, and state formation in Southeast Asia  

Charles F. W. Higham

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Farming in Southeast Asia is dominated two major crops, rice and millet, and domestic pigs, cattle, water buffalo, chickens, and dogs. The domestication of these species took place in ... More

Fauna and the emergence of intensive agricultural economies in the United States Southwest  

Rebecca M. Dean

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The Hohokam of Arizona, USA, created one of the most intensive agricultural systems in North America. Their hunting economy intensified along with the agricultural system, but ... More

Fishing, wildfowling, and marine mammal exploitation in northern Scotland from prehistory to Early Modern times  

Dale Serjeantson

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Fishing, seabird fowling, and the exploitation of marine mammals persisted in settlements around the coast and islands of western and northern Scotland from prehistoric times until the ... More

Forests, steppes, and coastlines: zooarchaeology and the prehistoric exploitation of Patagonian habitats  

Luis A. Borrero

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The human colonization of southern Patagonia began over 11,500 radiocarbon years bp. The first colonizers exploited Pleistocene megamammals and camelids. During the Early Holocene, after ... More

From bovid to beaver: mammal exploitation in Medieval northwest Russia  

Mark Maltby

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This chapter reviews evidence for the exploitation of animals in Medieval northwest Russia, highlighting the evidence from the town of Novgorod and its hinterland. The zooarchaeological ... More

Historical zooarchaeology of colonialism, mercantilism, and indigenous dispossession: the Dutch East India Company’s meat industry at the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa  

Adam R. Heinrich

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The investigation of the Dutch East India Company’s (VOC) meat industry that was emplaced at the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa reveals information about livestock production, slaughter, ... More

Humans and mammals in the Upper Palaeolithic of Russia  

Mietje Germonpré and Mikhail Sablin

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This chapter focuses on the mammoth (Mammuthus primigenius) and large canid (wolf (Canis lupus) and/or dog (Canis familiaris)) assemblages recorded at Upper Palaeolithic sites from the ... More

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