Zooarchaeology and Technology: Case Studies and Applications

Part of: Society for American Archaeology 84th Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, NM (2019)

This collection contains the abstracts of the papers presented in the session entitled "Zooarchaeology and Technology: Case Studies and Applications," at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.

Technology is increasingly utilized to address long-standing questions in zooarchaeological research. In this session, participants will address the ways that the development and use of technologically-driven zooarchaeological methods produce and inform questions regarding cultural and ecological relationships between humans and animals. Papers in this session provide examples of how technology-based methods offer new perspectives on zooarchaeological questions and impact the field of zooarchaeology.Examples of a few technologies and practices to consider include: 1) Isotopic analysis of faunal materials, 2) AMS radiocarbon dating of faunal materials, 3) Zooarchaeological mass-spectrometry (ZooMS), 4) aDNA research, 5) Collections management, access, and digital curation, and 6) Data integration and FAIR data principles.

Resources Inside This Collection (Viewing 1-14 of 14)

  • Documents (14)

  1. Ancient Mitogenomes from Oregon Sea Otters (Enhydra lutris): Genetic and Archaeological Contributions to the Historical Ecology of an Extirpated Population (2019)
  2. Beyond Counting Sheep: An Interdisciplinary Review of Faunal Assemblages in the British Pastoral Landscape (2019)
  3. A Combined Bayesian and Zooarchaeological Approach to Understanding Local Histories of Socio-Ecological Adaptation in Southwestern Florida, USA (2019)
  4. Data, Digital Databases, and Teaching Students Zooarchaeology in the 21st Century (2019)
  5. The Establishment of the First 3D Fish Bone Reference Collection in China (2019)
  6. "A feast of meat, a day of sociability": Examining Patterns in Turkey Management in the Cibola Region, AD 1150-1400 (2019)
  7. Ground-truthing Historic European Accounts of Great Plains Indian Dog Husbandry with Stable Isotopes (2019)
  8. Isotopic Evidence for an Emerging Colonial Urban Economy: Charleston, South Carolina (2019)
  9. Mapping Faunal Data to tDAR Ontologies to Address Data Comparability and Archaic Period Use of Animals in the Interior Eastern United States (2019)
  10. Potentials and Pitfalls for ZooMS Analysis in the Pacific: A Case Study from Ofu Island (Manu‘a Group, American Samoa) (2019)
  11. Stable Isotope Analysis of Human and Animal Remains from Trent’s Plantation, Barbados, 17th through 19th Centuries (2019)
  12. Stable-Isotope Analysis and Dental Micro-Wear Texture Analysis of Domestic Dogs from the Tennessee River Valley (2019)
  13. Technological and Methodological Developments in Approaches to Species Identification: Advancements in Zooarchaeology by Mass Spectrometry (ZooMS) (2019)
  14. What Ancient DNA Can Reveal about the Ubiquitous Fish of the Northwest Coast: Salmon, Herring, and Rockfish (2019)