Animal bones in Australian archaeology

Animal bones in Australian archaeology

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Zooarchaeology has emerged as a powerful way of reconstructing the lives of past societies. Through the analysis of animal bones found on a site, zooarchaeologists can uncover important information on the economy, trade, industry, diet, and other fascinating facts about the people who lived there. Animal bones in Australian archaeology is an introductory bone identification manual written for archaeologists working in Australia. This field guide includes 16 species commonly encountered in both Indigenous and historical sites. Using diagrams and flow charts, it walks the reader step-by-step through the bone identification process. Combining practical and academic knowledge, the manual also provides an introductory insight into zooarchaeological methodology and the importance of zooarchaeological research in understanding human behaviour through time.not been addressed in greater detail by this manual (for more information, see Hillson 2005). Crania ... Ths sub-division is a useful distinction when addressing economic and subsistence-based questions, such as butchery and consumption.


Title:Animal bones in Australian archaeology
Author: Melanie Fillios, Natalie Blake
Publisher:Sydney University Press - 2015-12-02
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