Integrating Zooarchaeology and Paleoethnobotany

A Consideration of Issues, Methods, and Cases

Editors: VanDerwarker, Amber, Peres, Tanya M. (Eds.)

  • The first book to bring together archaeological plant and animal analysis
  • Integrating different methodologies and issues from zooarchaeology and paleoethnobotany
  • Features a number of new voices in the field as well as established scholars
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In recent years, scholars have emphasized the need for more holistic subsistence analyses, and collaborative publications towards this endeavor have become more numerous in the literature. However, there are relatively few attempts to qualitatively integrate zooarchaeological (animal) and paleoethnobotanical (plant) data, and even fewer attempts to quantitatively integrate these two types of subsistence evidence. Given the vastly different methods used in recovering and quantifying these data, not to mention their different preservational histories, it is no wonder that so few have undertaken this problem.

Integrating Zooarchaeology and Paleoethnobotany takes the lead in tackling this important issue by addressing the methodological limitations of data integration, proposing new methods and innovative ways of using established methods, and highlighting case studies that successfully employ these methods to shed new light on ancient foodways. The volume challenges the perception that plant and animal foodways are distinct and contends that the separation of the analysis of archaeological plant and animal remains sets up a false dichotomy between these portions of the diet. In advocating qualitative and quantitative data integration, the volume establishes a clear set of methods for (1) determining the suitability of data integration in any particular case, and (2) carrying out an integrated qualitative or quantitative approach.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction

    VanDerwarker, Amber M. (et al.)

    Pages 1-12

  • Methodological Issues in Zooarchaeology

    Peres, Tanya M.

    Pages 15-36

  • Methodological Issues in Paleoethnobotany: A consideration of Issues, Methods, and Cases

    Wright, Patti J.

    Pages 37-64

  • Simple Measures for Integrating Plant and Animal Remains

    VanDerwarker, Amber M.

    Pages 65-74

  • Correspondence Analysis and Principal Components Analysis as Methods for Integrating Archaeological Plant and Animal Remains

    VanDerwarker, Amber M.

    Pages 75-95

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Integrating Zooarchaeology and Paleoethnobotany
Book Subtitle
A Consideration of Issues, Methods, and Cases
Editors
  • Amber VanDerwarker
  • Tanya M. Peres
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-0935-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-0935-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-0934-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-8475-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 335
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