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Science: Social_Sciences: Archaeology: Topics: Zooarchaeology

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ABCml: Analysis of Bone Counts by Maximum Likelihood
Software that implements a statistical method for analysis of bone counts from archaeological or paleontological sites. Java version of the software and documentation.

Alaska Consortium of Zooarchaeologists
Volunteer organization dedicated to improving the comparative collection at the University of Alaska Anchorage. Offers workshops, presents papers, sponsors symposia, and produces publications.

Ancient Biomolecules Centre
University of Oxford research center in the Departments of Zoology and Biological Anthropology. Projects include research on Phylogenetics, Pathogens, and Beringian permafrost.

Archaeofauna
Publishes yearly papers of archaeozoological nature, in the widest sense of the term not just in the strictly biological one. Contains abstracts of all ten volumes produced to date.

Archaeozoology in New Zealand
Contains detailed information on several current research projects in New Zealand.

Archeozoo
Collaborative content site organized around sections that can contain numerous articles and links.

ArchNet: Faunal Resources
Links related to identification of animal remains.

Bibliography of Foodways and Zooarchaeology on Historical Sites
Compiled by William Hampton Adams.

Binghamton University Archaeological Analytical Research Facility
Specimens represent taxa from the Northeastern United States, and include examples from South America, West Africa, and the Arctic. Species list and contact information.

Bioarchaeological References
A bibliography of papers on identifying and interpreting biological remains from archaeological sites in terms of human usage, biogeography, and paleoecology. Compiled by the Laboratory for Environmental Biology, a research division of the Centennial Museum.

BoneCommons
Online community for zooarchaeology.

Caerwent Animal Bone Remains
Kevin Smith's Dissertation on the faunal remains recovered from 4th century deposits in the Romano-British town of Caerwent.

California State University Chico Zooarchaeology Lab
Skeletons of mammals, birds, and fish typical of Northern California and the Western Great Basin, where most of Chico State's archaeological research takes place. Detailed facility profile.

Canadian Zooarchaeology
A forum for topics of interest to zooarchaeologists working in Canada, and abroad. Regular and special feature articles are complemented by a variety of listings and exchanges.

Cetacean Zooarchaeology Research Network
Informal network of individuals whose research interests include cetacean remains in archaeological contexts.

Colorado State University Zooarchaeology
Collection of pages related to L.C. Todd's zooarchaeology class. Includes information on coding animal bones and bison osteology.

Computerised Bone Templates
Presents an approach to the computerized recording of graphical zooarchaeological data using digital image templates and graphic software packages.

Contribution of Archaeozoology to Landscape Archaeology
Paper whose principal argument is that information provided by animal bones about ancient landscapes is indirect but critical (RTF File).

Domestication Revisited: Its Implications for Faunal Analysis
Abstract of a Journal of Field Archaeology paper by Howard Hecker.

English Heritage Professional Zooarchaeology Group
Aim is to facilitate the exchange of ideas between those within universities and those working within units or as freelancers.

Ethnozoology Index
An exhibit in Minnesota State University's EMuseum with information on Egyptian, Roman, Mexican and Wisconsin ethnozoology with links.

Faunal analyses from HacImusalar Höyük
The purpose of this research is to analyze the faunal assemblage retrieved from the excavations at HacImusalar Höyük in Turkey to determine the spatial and/or temporal differences in that assemblage.

The Fish Bones from Orford, Suffolk
Report prepared by Mark Beech and Charlie Stokes for the Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service. Includes abstract and link to order full report.

Florida Museum of Natural History - Zooarchaeology Comparative Collection
Skeletons of vertebrates and exoskeletons of mollusks and crustaceans from the southeastern United States, the West Indies, the circum-Caribbean area, and northwestern South America. Collection databases and contact information.

Grahame Clark Laboratory for Zooarchaeology
Profile of the laboratory at the University of Cambridge. Includes staff profiles and brief descriptions of research projects.

ICAZ Animal Palaeopathology Working Group
Palaeopathology forum and downloadable bibliography [DOC format].

Indiana University Zooarchaeology Laboratory
Profile of this laboratory whose purpose is to accumulate skeletal remains of indigenous animal species to facilitate identification of faunal materials from Indiana and contiguous states.

International Council for Archaeozoology
ICAZ is an international organization for those interested in studying the rich history of human/animal interactions through the analysis of archaeological animal bones.

International Journal of Osteoarchaeology
Provides a forum for the publication of papers dealing with all aspects of the study of human and animal bones from archaeological contexts. Including coverage in the following key areas: palaeopathology, physical anthropology, epidemiology, chemical analysis, exploitation of animal resources, taphonomy.

Late Prehistoric Subsistence in Central Indiana
Report on the faunal remains from three prehistoric sites in Indiana by Rexford C. Garniewicz.

LaVase River Faunal Analysis
Faunal analysis portion of the detailed report on the archaeological excavations at the mouth of the LaVase River on lake Nipissing, North Bay, Ontario, Canada.

Marine Turtle Exploitation in Bronze Age Oman
Paper by Christine Mosseri-Marlio, published in the Marine Turtle Newsletter.

MSc in Zooarchaeology
Overview of University of York graduate program.

NABO: Zooarchaeology Working Group
NABO is an interdisciplinary, international, non-governmental regional research cooperative that works to serv e scholars interested in the interactions of humans and changing landscapes across the North Atlantic region

The Palaeopathology of Horse Husbandry
Presentation of this research project being carried out at the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, University of Cambridge.

Paleolithic Diet Page
A page of annotated links to sites for the Paleolithic diet, also called a hunter/gatherer diet.

Research into the Aurochs
Research to retrace the history, morphology and ecology of the extinct aurochs (Bos primigenius).

Seasonality Bibliography
A selected bibliography of studies related to determining seasonality from bone remains.

Transvaal Museum: Archaeozoology Department
Introduction to archaeozoology, department staff profiles, ordering information for "The Distribution of Macromammals in Southern Africa over the past 30,000 years".

UCLA Zooarchaeology Laboratory
Profile of this laboratory which maintains a collection of fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals, native and domestic, from California, Central America, and Peru.

University of Alberta Zooarchaeology Laboratory
The Zooarchaeology Reference Collection consists of over 700 animal skeletons of Alberta and arctic vertebrate species, domesticates, and a small number of mollusc specimens. Specimens list, resources for students and instructors, and volunteer programs.

University of Auckland Zooarchaeology Laboratory
Collection includes fish, birds, mammals, and invertebrates, with an emphasis on native New Zealand taxa. Facility profile and contact information.

University of Maine Zooarchaeology Laboratory
The zooarchaeology laboratory contains an extensive modern comparative skeletal collection of Northeastern and Southwestern fauna. Current research projects and contact information.

University of Oregon Zooarchaeology
Profile of the zooarchaeology program including staff and comparative collection information.

Wyoming State Archaeologist's Office Zooarchaeology Lab
The laboratory is primarily designed to provide comparative osteological specimens to zooarchaeologists working in Wyoming and the surrounding region. Species lists and related links.

Zooarchaeology In Sarasota County
Popular press article which serves as an introduction to zooarchaeology.

Zooarchaeology Information and Resources
Provides links to faunal analysis resources for zooarchaeology professionals across North America. Includes books, references, and web links.



Dig Discovery is Oldest 'Pet Cat'
From BBC, oldest known evidence of people keeping cats as pets may have been discovered by archaeologists. (April 8, 2004)

Did Carolina Dogs Arrive With Ancient Americans?
From National Geographic, Carolina Dog live much like the dogs of ancient times, suggesting to researchers that they may be America's most primitive dogs with roots that could stretch back across the ancient Asia-America land bridge. (March 11, 2003)

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