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Aboriginal Exploitation of Pronghorn in the Great Basin (1986)

Citation DOCUMENT Brooke S. Arkush.

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Aboriginal Southwestern Dog (1970)

Citation DOCUMENT Harold S. Colton.

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Aboriginal Subsistence and Settlement Archaeology of the King's Bay Locality (1985)

Citation DOCUMENT Irvy R. Quitmyer. Elizabeth S. Wing. Stephen H. Hale. Douglas S. Jones.

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Aboriginal Use of Marine Mammals in the Southeastern United States (1980)

Citation DOCUMENT Stephen L. Cumbaa.

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Age Determination and Skeletal Growth of Japanese Monkey (Macaca Fuscata) Using Specimens of the Takagoyama T-1 Troop (1988)

Citation DOCUMENT Hiroko Koike. Shimamura Tadaatsu.

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Aging Mandibular Bison Teeth with ArcGIS (2017)

Citation DOCUMENT Andrew Owens. David Byers. Molly Boeka-Cannon.

This talk presents a new, non-destructive, empirical, and replicable method for aging bison teeth with mandibular tooth photos and ArcGIS digital mapping. Tooth eruption, growth, and attrition can document age-at-death, which informs on hunting strategies, occupation seasonality, environmental conditions, and herd health. Previous dentition studies utilize numerous tooth metrics that commonly require specimen-destructive research methods. Also, occlusal wear age estimates rely on subjective wear...


Agouti commensalism? An open question in the prehistoric Lesser Antilles, West Indies (2017)

Citation DOCUMENT John Krigbaum. Christina Giovas. Scott Fitzpatrick.

Light isotope data for bone collagen, bone apatite, and tooth enamel apatite have been collected for prehistoric agouti (Dasyprocta sp.) recovered from secure archaeological contexts on Carriacou (Sabazan and Grand Bay) and Nevis (Coconut Walk) in the Lesser Antilles, West Indies. Stable carbon isotope ratios of individual specimens exhibit a wide range of values for both bone collagen (-20.0‰ to -11.5‰; avg = -17.8‰) and bone apatite (-13.6 to -6.5‰), with apatite-collagen spacing also quite...


Agropastoralism in Bronze Age Transylvania: An analysis of faunal assemblages from the Geoagiu and Mureş Valleys (2015)

Citation DOCUMENT Jordan Dalton. Colin Quinn.

The Bronze Age was a period of dynamic social transformations in Transylvania. Unfortunately, there have been no systematic archaeological studies of the subsistence economy that funded, and was affected by, the social transformations of emergent inequality. In this poster, I present the first analysis of faunal assemblages from Bronze Age contexts in Transylvania. The faunal assemblages, collected during the 2012-2014 surveys of the Geoagiu and Mureş Valleys, provide the first opportunity to...


Alkyl Halide Flotation: An Effective Separation of Shell Midden Components By Their Various Densities (1983)

Citation DOCUMENT Fred C. Cook.

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Alsatian Foodways in 19th Century Texas: A Faunal Analysis of Remains from the Biry House Excavations (2017)

Citation DOCUMENT Heather L Seltzer.

The Jacob Biry House in Castroville, Texas was a multi-generational household occupied by Alsatian immigrants and their descendant community. The faunal remains from one feature, a lime slaking pit, were analyzed to determine the subsistence practices and foodways of Alsatian descendants who occupied the house in the 1920s. The specimens were analyzed and compared to Binghamton University’s comparative collection and published zooarchaeological texts to identify species and elements. Techniques...


Analysis of animal bones in Panquilma and their relation with domestic and ritual spaces (2016)

Citation DOCUMENT Mary Claudia Avila Peltroche. Ali Altamirano-Sierra. Bryan Nuñez Aparcana.

During Late periods, the use of domestic animals as camelids and guinea pigs were part of a fiscalized economic system which allowed a better management of faunal resource for consumption. These animal species also had a symbolic meaning in the Andean cosmovision that led them to be used in ritual spaces, along with another animals as canids, amphibians, deers, birds and felines. In this study we showed the results of the analysis made on the bone assemblage recovered from the site of Panquilma....


Analysis of Faunal Material from Preliminary Excavations at Hontoon Island, Volusia County, Florida (1983)

Citation DOCUMENT Laurie McKeen.

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Analysis of Faunal Material from Sacred Spaces at Agua Lluvia and Along the Dos Hombres to Gran Cacao Archaeology Project in Northwestern Belize. (2015)

Citation DOCUMENT C. L. Kieffer. Kyle Ports. Marisol Cortes-Rincon. Rissa Trachman.

This research focuses on the faunal material from the caves and sacred deposits at Agua Lluvia and along the Dos Hombres to Gran Cacao Archaeology Project in northwestern Belize. The analysis and interpretation of faunal material in caves can be problematic for zooarchaeologists. Unlike other archaeological features, caves have the added complexity of bioturbation, irregular stratigraphy, and inconsistent preservation. Similarly, faunal remains found within caves can easily be disregarded on the...


Analysis of Mollusks from the Slave Village at Betty’s Hope, Antigua, British West Indies (2016)

Citation DOCUMENT Alexis K Ohman.

Since 2007, excavations at Betty’s Hope plantation have yielded a large amount of faunal material from a variety of contexts on the site: the Great House, Service Quarters, Rum Distillery, and Slave Village. The faunal analysis has begun for the Great House and Service Quarters contexts by focusing on the fish and mollusks in order to ascertain the roles of local vs. nonlocal/imported resources and their incorporation into English foodways at Betty’s Hope. Excavations in the Slave Village began...


Analysis of Sorting Errors of Animal Remains from Shell Middens: Lessons Learned from the Čḯxwicən Project (2018)

Citation DOCUMENT Kristine Bovy. Virginia L. Butler. Sarah K. Campbell. Michael A. Etnier.

Zooarchaeologists routinely analyze assemblages that were initially sorted into major animal type (birds, mammals, fish, invertebrates) by students or lab technicians with little experience in zooarchaeology. Sorting errors are likely made, which affect taxonomic representation and understanding of human-animal relationships. Recent study of the immense faunal assemblage (over 500,000 NSP) from Čḯxwicən, a 2800-year-old Lower Elwha Klallam village located on the coast of Washington (USA), allows...


Analysis of Sturgeon Fishing Encampments from Block Island, Rhode Island (2018)

Citation DOCUMENT David Wilson. Kevin McBride.

Several archaeological deposits along the shores of Block Island, RI were exposed by the destructive wave action of Hurricane Sandy in 2012. Once exposed, these deposits were threatened by continual coastal erosion and excavated by the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center as part of the 2013 Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Grant (P13AF00176); several of the excavated sites contained significant faunal assemblages. Faunal analyses of these sites included relative abundance and Number of...


Analysis of the Faunal Remains at the Arch Street Cemetery Site (2018)

Citation DOCUMENT Allison Grunwald.

Prior to moving the burials within the First Baptist Church of Philadelphia cemetery to a new location in 1860, a local newspaper of the time documented that the neighboring tenement houses used the open space as a dumping ground. Artifacts recovered from this deposit include pottery sherds, pieces of glass bottles, leather shoe soles, metal objects, and the remains of shellfish and domesticated animals. Many of the animal bones show signs of butchery, indicating that the remains are from food...


Analysis of the Faunal Remains of the Fatherland Site. In: the Fatherland Site: the Grand Village of the Natchez (1965)

Citation DOCUMENT Charles E. Cleland.

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Ancient DNA Analysis of Fish Remains from Charlie Lake Cave (HbRf-39), British Columbia, Canada (2017)

Citation DOCUMENT Thomas Royle. Dongya Y. Yang.

Excavations of Charlie Lake Cave (HbRf-39) in northeastern British Columbia, Canada, have recovered well-preserved faunal remains from stratified deposits that span the Late Pleistocene and Holocene. These remains represent a variety of taxa, including amphibians, birds, fish, mammals, and reptiles. A previous morphological analysis of the fish remains from the site (n=1,235) identified the majority of the fish remains as sucker (Catostomus sp.) (n=669). Due to bone fragmentation and other...


Ancient DNA, Zooarchaeology, and the Case for Whale Hunting on the Northern Oregon Coast (2015)

Citation DOCUMENT Hannah Wellman. Torben Rick. Antonia Rodrigues. Dongya Yang.

Pre-contact whaling on the northern Oregon coast is an issue that has received limited attention from archaeologists. The discovery of a humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) phalanx with an embedded elk (Cervus elaphus) bone point from the Par-Tee Site (35CLT20) in Seaside, OR precipitated a discussion of ethnographic and archaeological evidence for whaling in the area. Previous genetic and archaeological research suggested that opportunistic whaling may have occurred in this region. We...


Ancient Dogs of the Tennessee River Valley (2017)

Citation DOCUMENT Meagan Dennison.

Skeletal remains of domestic dogs, particularly dog burials, are common from prehistoric archaeological sites in the Southeastern United States. Efforts to describe these ancient canines have traditionally focused on body size and cranial morphology, however, more recently paleopathology has played a key role in understanding ancient canine lifeways and the interactions between humans and domestic dogs. Mortuary analysis can also bolster interpretations of life histories and dogs’ roles within...


Ancient Human-Animal Interactions in Chachapoyas Region: Isotopic Analysis of Zooarchaeological Remains from Kuelap, Peru (2018)

Citation DOCUMENT Samantha Michell. Jennifer Marla Toyne. Alfredo Narvaez. Victor Vasquez.

This study uses isotopic analysis of fauna remains as a proxy for reconstructing the ancient Chachapoya environment of the northeastern highlands in Peru. Large middens have been excavated at the monumental center of Kuelap (900-1535 CE), yet there is little previous research focused on the fauna remains at this or other archaeological contexts in the region. The goal of this project was to reconstruct animal resource exploitation and provide insight into dietary variation and environment at...


Ancient Maya Animal Use at El Mirador: Subsistence, ceremony, exchange and environmental resiliency (2017)

Citation DOCUMENT Erin Thornton. Richard Hansen. Edgar Suyuc.

El Mirador (Peten, Guatemala) is among the largest Preclassic settlements in the Maya lowlands. The site has attracted attention due to its size and antiquity, but also for its location within a region containing few permanent or perennial water sources. This study presents a preliminary analysis of the site’s faunal remains to assess diet, ritual, habitat use and exchange. Comparison of the El Mirador data with other Preclassic faunal assemblages allows us to assess the degree to which animal...


Ancient Maya Diet, Environment, Animal Use and Exchange at El Mirador: The Zooarchaeological Evidence (2018)

Citation DOCUMENT Erin Thornton. Richard Hansen. Edgar Suyuc-Ley.

The site of El Mirador (Petén, Guatemala) is among the largest Preclassic settlements in the Maya lowlands. The site has attracted attention due to its size and antiquity, but also for its location within a region containing few permanent or perennial water sources. This study summarizes current zooarchaeological evidence from the site to assess past diet, habitat use, environment, and exchange. Comparative analysis demonstrates that the inhabitants of El Mirador conformed to certain widespread...


Animal as Social Actor: A Case Study of a Pre-Colonial Northern Tiwa Structure (2018)

Citation DOCUMENT Melanie Cootsona.

This paper explores the role of animals as social actors, namely the way natural animal behaviors influence human religious settings. The paper focuses on the case study of a floor organization of a formally closed thirteenth century Northern Tiwa kiva in the Northern Rio Grande region of New Mexico. The worldview and beliefs of the Northern Tiwa were deeply shaped by the species and biomes with whom they co-habited. Through the synthesis of material data, ethnographic information and behavioral...

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