An Introduction to Zooarchaeology

Authors: Gifford-Gonzalez, Diane Patrice

  • Provides a comprehensive and conceptually coherent introduction to Zooarchaeology​ ​
  • Offers a profusely illustrated and well-documented critical literature review of the effects of specific bone-modifying actors and processes
  • Discusses the contributions of zooarchaeologists’ to ecology and conservation
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About this Textbook

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.​

About the authors

Diane Gifford-Gonzalez is among the first cohort of archaeologists trained in faunal analysis and has authored numerous publications, including many widely cited as major formulations of zooarchaeological theory and method. She takes an international perspective, having researched in Africa and western North America and offered advanced seminars and workshops in the USA, Argentina, China, Kenya, Norway, and Spain. She is an elected member of the Committee of Honor, International Council of Archaeozoology (ICAZ). 

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Table of contents (26 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Gifford-Gonzalez, Diane

    Pages 3-18

  • The Emergence of Zooarchaeology

    Gifford-Gonzalez, Diane

    Pages 19-50

  • A Perspective on Zooarchaeology

    Gifford-Gonzalez, Diane

    Pages 51-70

  • Bone and Vertebrate Bodies as Uniformitarian Materials

    Gifford-Gonzalez, Diane

    Pages 73-88

  • Bone’s Intrinsic Traits: Why Animals Eat Animals

    Gifford-Gonzalez, Diane

    Pages 89-102

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eBook $74.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-65682-3
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Hardcover $99.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-65680-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
An Introduction to Zooarchaeology
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-65682-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-65682-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-65680-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 604
Number of Illustrations and Tables
133 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
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