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Abstract: NISP is dependent on the degree to which bones have been fragmented, but rarely are attempts made to control for the effects of fragmentation on NISP, even though, without doing so, it cannot be known whether variability in NISP is…

Abstract: Molino Casarotto is one of a series of Neolithic sites in the Berici Hills in northern Italy which was occupied during the 5th millennium bc and where evidence for farming is restricted. The site dates back to the earliest phase of the…

Abstract: Microscopes analyses represent powerful tools for taphonomy. The aims of a lot of studies are to distinguish several kinds of marks on the bone surfaces. In this work we propose an innovative technological instrument for these…

Abstract: This contribution presents a taphonomic study carried out on macromammals remains recovered from Uluzzian layer EIII 5 of Cavallo cave (Apulia – Southern Italy). Uluzzian is a distinctive culture that characterizes Middle-Upper…

Abstract: South American sea lion, Otaria flavescens, is one of the two species of Otariids commonly represented in the archaeological record of South American coastal sites. This taxon is characterized by breeding colonies during a reproductive…

Abstract: These are the first results from my PhD thesis on the Bronze Age alpine settlement “Padnal”. The settlement, in the Swiss central alpine region, is a rare site in that there are abundant faunal remains. Although data…

Abstract: This study concerns relationships between peoples and cervids as reflected by archaeozoological analyses for the Neolithic period in Romania. A summary of previous and recent studies in the area shows variation in human-cervid…

Abstract: An experiment was conducted to examine preservation of a small variety of tool marks in bone burned to varying degrees. Twenty-four specimens from six Sus scrofa forelimbs were cut using three distinct saw types and a knife for…

Abstract: Akhstyrskaya Cave is situated in the northwestern part of the Southern Caucasus near the city of Sochi. As an archeological site, it has been subject to repeated excavation. The area exposed by S. Kulakov (1996, 1999, 2001, 2005,…

Abstract: Archaeology has often been referred to in Hungary as the “handmaiden” of the scholarly field of history. A late 19th century historicist paradigm has permeated much of archaeology in Central Europe. Evolutionary theory and…