There are many ways to skin a cat: diversity and tradition in archaeozoology

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  • There are many ways to skin a cat: diversity and tradition in archaeozoology

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There are many ways to skin a cat: diversity and tradition in archaeozoology

Subject

S2-6, Influencing, supporting and maintaining our profession:
past, present and future, oral

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Abstract:

Following the fall of the “Iron Curtain” there were many studies and speculations concerning differences between the archaeologies of “East” and “West”. This robust political categorization, however, turned to be superficial in many ways: underlying differences in working languages, basic training, as well as financial considerations seem to have had at least as much influence on archaeology as ruling ideologies. It has been hypothesized that the same diversity is characteristic of archaeozoology an interdisciplinary field that, ever since represented by ICAZ, has had a long tradition of reconciling and balancing differences between scholars working in different styles that developed in various regions of the world. While this issue would be complex enough in Europe, with the welcome globalization of ICAZ – most visibly represented by increasing participation from the Americas – regional strengths and weaknesses across the world are becoming apparent. Trying to overcome concomitant financial difficulties and sometimes disturbing political circumstances has become a challenge for the organization, devoted to helping communication in the international community of archaeozoologists. These issues of tradition and diversity will be discussed on the basis of ICAZ International Conferences, working group activity and the structure of membership.

Authors:

BARTOSIEWICZ László

Affiliations

Lorand Eotvos University, Muzeum korut 4/B, 1088, Budapest, Hungary, bartwicz@yahoo.com

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Bartosiewicz, László

Date

August 2010

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Bartosiewicz, László. "There are many ways to skin a cat: diversity and tradition in archaeozoology ," in BoneCommons, Item #958, http://alexandriaarchive.org/bonecommons/items/show/958 (accessed December 6, 2019).

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