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Most archaeological sites contain remains of animals. The identity and condition of these animals, represented by fragments of their skeletons or shells can provide invaluable information about past economies and the impact of humans on the environment in which they lived. This reference book for archaeology students and professionals, both in the field and the laboratory, is designed to help in the identification and analysis of animal bones, teeth, and other hard tissues, such as mollusk shells. Global in scope, the examples range from the Pleistocene to the nineteenth century.
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Elizabeth J. Reitz is professor of anthropology at the Georgia Museum of Natural History, University of Georgia. Her work is based on the identification and interpretation of animal remains from coastal archaeological sites, particularly in South America, the Caribbean, and the southeastern United States. She is the co-author and co-editor of several volumes, as well as the author of over 150 articles and chapters in books.Review:
"Reitz and Wing's superb book is a broad overview of the field of zooarchaeology, the study of animal bones from archaeological sites. The book's breadth is matched by highly detailed treatment of central topics...Reitz and Wing's excellent book sets the standard for the foreseeable future." Choice
"Reitz and Wing's new volume Zooarchaeology will be an essential and enthusiastically welcomed addition to the shelves of any zooarchaeological library. A superb introduction to the science of zooarchaeology, this volume provides compact, but often detailed discussions of salient points essential to the science. It is aimed primarily at the beginning zooarchaeologist, but nonetheless provides excellent reading for zooarchaeologists and archaeologists at any level. The volume manages to cover all bases in such a way that it will be valuable as either text or reference manual, while providing well-written and intriguing detail that will make it attractive to those with a more theoretical interest in the subject." Society for Archaeological Sciences Bulletin
"For many beginners and professionals alike then, Zooarchaeology can function as an informed entry point to the vast literature of zooarchaeology...It could also serve as core reading for a seminar on the interpretative potential of animal remains..." Richard G. Klein, Journal of Anthropological Research
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