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ISBN-10: 0521857260

ISBN-13: 9780521857260

Edition: 2nd 2007 (Revised)

Authors: Elizabeth J. Reitz, Elizabeth S. Wing

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This book serves as an introductory text for students interested in identification and analysis of animal remains from archaeological sites. This revised edition reflects developments in zooarchaeology that have occurred during the past decade. It includes new sections on enamel ultrastructure and incremental analysis, stable isotyopes and trace elements, ancient genetics and enzymes, environmental reconstruction, people as agents of environmental change, applications of zooarchaeology in animal conversation and heritage management, and a discussion of issues pertaining to the curation of archaeofaunal materials.
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Book details

List price: $132.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 1/14/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 558
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.288
Language: English

List of Figures
List of Tables
Preface to the Second Edition
Zooarchaeological History and Theory
Basic Biology
Disposal of Faunal Remains and Sample Recovery
Gathering Primary Data
Secondary Data
Humans as Predators: Subsistence Strategies and Other Uses of Animals
Control of Animals Through Domestication
Evidence for Past Environmental Conditions
Taxonomic List
Anatomical Drawings
Reference Collections, Management of Archaeofaunal Collections, Publication, and Curation
Hypothetical Collection Data
Systematic Index
Topical Index