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Note: This presentation won 1st Place in the 2010 Junior Researcher Open Zooarchaeology Prize competition.

THE PROBLEM

Zooarchaeologists often want to display data on an idealised animal skeleton, with individual elements or portions coloured…

Abstract: This paper covers a number of issues related to animal farming in the Przeworsk culture on the loess upland situated in the western part of Małopolskie province (Poland). The analysis was based on animal bone material excavated from…

Abstract: Ma’anshan is a Paleolithic cave site in the Guizhou province of southern China. The total area of the excavations is ca. 48 m2, and the cultural deposit is divided into two layers representing the Chinese Late Paleolithic and the…

Abstract: Ma’anshan is a Paleolithic cave site in the Guizhou province of southern China. The total area of the excavations is ca. 48 m2, and the cultural deposit is divided into two layers representing the Chinese Late Paleolithic and the…

Abstract: Early domesticated pigs were first observed from Kuahuqiao site in northern Zhejiang Province, which is carbon dated to approximately 7000 BC, at the early stage of Neolithic. What happened with the domestication in the following 3000…

Abstract: We present here the results of a study of the faunal remains from the Middle Palaeolithic (MP) bone assemblage of the Xuchang Man site, Henan Province, China. A series of taphonomic tests and analyses were employed to reconstruct the…

Abstract: One of the most promising examples of the potential for cross-illumination between genetics and archaeozoology are the on-going studies of goat (Capra hircus) domestication in the Eastern Fertile Crescent region of modern day Iran, Iraq,…

Abstract: Diet breadth models rooted in behavioral ecology predict that a broadening of diet to include resources with lower net energy yield after procurement and processing is a function of pressure on higher ranked resources. Following this…

Abstract: As in other Mediterranean islands, domestic species were imported to Sardinia during different prehistoric and protohistoric Ages. Aimed at evaluating diachronic biodiversity, remains from Sardinian sheep dug out in the last decades have…