Beastly Questions: Animal Answers to Archaeological Issues by Naomi Sykes

By Naomi Sykes

Zooarchaeology, or the learn of historic animals, is a regularly side-lined topic in archaeology. this is often extraordinary on condition that the archaeological checklist consists principally of particles from human–animal relationships (be they within the type of animal bones, person artifacts or complete landscapes) and that many disciplines, together with anthropology, sociology, and geography, realize human–animal interactions as a key resource of knowledge for figuring out cultural ideology.

By integrating wisdom from archaeological continues to be with facts from texts, iconography, social anthropology and cultural geography, Beastly Questions: Animal solutions to Archaeological Issues seeks to inspire archaeological scholars, researchers and people operating within the advertisement region to supply extra enticing interpretations of the facts at their disposal. Going past the easy confines of 'what humans ate', this available yet in-depth examine covers various high-profile issues in ecu archaeology and offers novel interpretations of mainstream archaeological questions. This contains cultural responses to wild animals, the domestication of animals and its implications on human day-by-day perform, event and beliefs, the transportation of species and the price of incorporating animals into panorama examine, the significance of the learn of foodways for realizing prior societies and the way animal reports might help us to appreciate problems with human identification and beliefs: prior, current and future.

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