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An Introduction to Zooarchaeology

by Diane Gifford-Gonzalez

An Introduction to Zooarchaeology

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Book Description

This volume is a comprehensive, critical introduction to vertebrate zooarchaeology, the field that explores the history of human relations with animals from the Pliocene to the Industrial Revolution.​ The book is organized into five sections, each with an introduction, that leads the reader systematically through this swiftly expanding field. Section One presents a general introduction to zooarchaeology, key definitions, and an historical survey of the emergence of zooarchaeology in the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Africa, and introduces the conceptual approach taken in the book. This volume is designed to allow readers to integrate data from the book along with that acquired elsewhere within a coherent analytical framework. Most of its chapters take the form of critical “review articles,” providing a portal into both the classic and current literature and contextualizing these with original commentary. Summaries of findings are enhanced by profuse illustrations by the author and others.​

This open book is licensed under a Creative Commons License (CC BY). You can download An Introduction to Zooarchaeology ebook for free in PDF format (10.3 MB).

Book Details

Title
An Introduction to Zooarchaeology
Subject
Sociology and Social Sciences
Publisher
Springer
Published
2018
Pages
611
Edition
1
Language
English
ISBN13
9783319656809
ISBN10
3319656805
ISBN13 Digital
9783319656823
ISBN10 Digital
3319656821
PDF Size
10.3 MB
License
CC BY

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