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11.30.09 - Monday, November 30, 2009 1) Zooarchaeology 2)...

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Monday, November 30, 2009 1) Zooarchaeology 2) Topics a) Diet or subsistence (what did they eat?) b) Seasonality and prey demography (what time of year and what age/sex of prey?) c) Butchery and transport (how did they cut up the carcass and what decisions were made on carrying it home?) d) Domestication e) Biogeography (where did animals live in the past?) 3) Seasonality and Demography a) When during the year did activities take place? b) Two ways for determining i) Seasonally available species (1) anadromous fish (salmon) (2) migratory waterfowl (ducks, geese) ii) Ontogenetic data (1) The study of growth and development of animals (2) Works well for animals that birth at specific times of the years (e.g. deer, cows) (3) Epiphyseal fusion (4) Tooth eruption and wear (5) Dental annuli (a) Microscopic growth rings on animal teeth (good for seals, ungulates, bears) (b) Shell growth increments (c) Many animals develop growth rings (d) Dark, dense band = slow growth or winter (e) Light band = faster growth or summer
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This note was uploaded on 05/24/2010 for the course ANT 3 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at UC Davis.

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