Archaeoentomology (Other Keyword)

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Beetle, lice and flea sub-fossils as evidence for resource exploitation, the use of space and ecological conditions at the pre-contact Eskimo site of Nunalleq, south-western Alaska (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Véronique Forbes. Kate Britton. Rick Knecht.

Samples collected from the permafrost-preserved floors of 14-17th century Eskimo winter sod houses at Nunalleq, south-western Alaska, have yielded thousands of insect sub-fossils. These diverse and exceptionally well-preserved insects are invaluable indicators of the ecological conditions which prevailed inside the structures, but also of the activities that took place inside them. Indeed, while external parasites such as human lice, bird fleas and dog lice reveal details about hygienic...

'Bugs in Eagle Cave, Lower Pecos Canyonlands, Texas'‏ (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Eva Panagiotakopulu.

The desiccating conditions in desert caves provide a unique opportunity for detailed research on organic materials. Previous examples of insect studies from the desert edge in Egypt, from Akhenaten’s city at Amarna, have indicated the potential of research with fossil insects, both for understanding environmental change and the nature of agriculture, and also for evidence of the early biogeography of insect borne diseases. However, there is limited information on hunter gatherer societies and ...

Hitchhiking to the New World: Archaeoentomology and the Study of Introduced Insect and Ectoparasite Species. (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Allison Bain. Mélanie Rousseau.

This paper presents an overview of North American archaeoentomology, focussing on the study of introduced species. Seminal works on the introduction of plant and animal species during colonization suggested multiple parameters allowing for the colonization of the Americas by Old World species (Lindroth 1957) and introduced the term "European biological imperialism" (sensu Crosby 1972) to our vocabularies in environmental archaeology. Research in archaeoentomology, focussing primarily on beetles...

Investigating the Heart of a Community: Archaeological Excavations at the African Meeting House Boston, Massachuesetts (2007)
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In 2005, an extensive archaeological investigation occurred at the African American Meeting House in the Beacon Hill neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts in anticipation of proposed renovations to the property for the 2006 bi-centennial celebration. Excavations were conducted by the University of Massachusetts Boston in collaboration with the Museum of African American History covering a 19 square meter area of potential impact. This area included the backlot of the historic Meeting House,...