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Aboriginal Exploitation of Pronghorn in the Great Basin (1986)

Citation DOCUMENT [ID: 111795] Brooke S. Arkush.

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Aboriginal Southwestern Dog (1970)

Citation DOCUMENT [ID: 128550] Harold S. Colton.

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

Citation DOCUMENT [ID: 155211] 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 [ID: 128413] 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 [ID: 165360] Hiroko Koike. Shimamura Tadaatsu.

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Aging Mandibular Bison Teeth with ArcGIS (2017)

Citation DOCUMENT [ID: 429007] 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 [ID: 428993] 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 [ID: 397188] 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 [ID: 128379] 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 [ID: 435550] 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 [ID: 404443] 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 [ID: 111460] 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 [ID: 397447] 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 [ID: 434804] 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 the Faunal Remains of the Fatherland Site. In: the Fatherland Site: the Grand Village of the Natchez (1965)

Citation DOCUMENT [ID: 176899] 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 [ID: 430601] 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 [ID: 398299] 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 [ID: 431010] 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 Maya Animal Use at El Mirador: Subsistence, ceremony, exchange and environmental resiliency (2017)

Citation DOCUMENT [ID: 429888] 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...


Animal diaspora and culture change (2015)

Citation DOCUMENT [ID: 395439] Naomi Sykes. Holly Miller.

Animal introductions are frequently equated with the introduction of new dietary ingredients; however, this paper will argue that access to 'meat' is seldom the motivation for the importation of exotic species. By examining a number of case-studies pertaining to Britain it will be proposed that many faunal introductions were both inspired by, and resulted in, social, economic and ideological change. Many species were associated with specific deities and because they were imported from beyond the...


Animal exploitation at Castillo de Huarmey site, Northern Coast of Peru: The case of South American Camelids. (2016)

Citation DOCUMENT [ID: 405188] Weronika Tomczyk.

The Castillo de Huarmey archaeological expedition has been working since 2010 and so far, faunal remains from 3 different contexts were analyzed. Although the zooarchaeological analysis is still not completed, the importance of South American Camelids seems to be significant. In all of the contexts, remains of these species predominated. Formative settlement delivered small assemblage, but with high numbers of consumption patterns. Dated for Early Intermediate Period and Middle Horizon palatial...


Animal Husbandry at Late Chalcolithic Tell Surezha (Iraqi Kurdistan) (2017)

Citation DOCUMENT [ID: 429769] Max Price.

The Late Chalcolithic (4th millennium BC) in northern Mesopotamia was a period defined by an increase in social complexity and inequality. The Oriental Insitute of the University of Chicago's excavations at the site of Tell Surezha on the Erbil Plain in Iraqi Kurdistan have brought to light new information regarding the settlement of the region during this crucial period. This region is not well understood, especially when compared to adjacent regions, such as SE Anatolia and the Jezireh....


Animal Remains. In: the George Reeves Site (1987)

Citation DOCUMENT [ID: 127970] Paula G. Cross.

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Animal Resource Use and Management by Naachtun's Elite (2016)

Citation DOCUMENT [ID: 403906] Mylène Bourdely.

The Naachtun Project has collected a large faunal assemblage since the first field campaign. This material is analyzed as part of doctoral research focusing on the site's subsistence economy. The analysis is based on specific archaeozoological methods, through which it is possible to identify the different animal remains and draw up a list of the species that were used by the site's ancient inhabitants. Many preliminary issues must be resolved: Which were the acquisition strategies of these...


Animal Resources of the Yagi Community: a Theoretical Reconstruction of Early Jomon Hunting Patterns (1981)

Citation DOCUMENT [ID: 176881] Ann S. Bleed. Peter Bleed.

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