Lec 8 Animals

Lec 8 Animals - Mon. Sept. 21 To Do List Human Impacts on...

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Mon. Sept. 21 To Do List Human Impacts on Animal Populations Examples How do archaeologists study this? Zooarchaeology Examples of Extinction
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Redman: Impacts to Animal Populations • Domestication • Dispersal – Expansion of geographic range • Impoverishment – Extinction – Contraction of range, habitat destruction
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Zooarchaeology • Archaeological specialty - trained as archaeologists and specialize in zoology • The study of animal bones from archaeological sites. • Studies can focus on subsistence, hunting strategies, environmental change, domestication of animals, and ceremonial use of animals.
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Animals as Food • Most of human diet in prehistory is plant based, not animal. Vegetal foods easier to acquire, store. • Animal foods dominate human diet in environments where a diversity of edible plats are seasonally or overall scarce (tundra, grasslands, steppes) • Animals provide a lot more than just meat: tools, clothing, fat
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Exploitation • Evidence of cooking, butchering • Presence of bones in arch. contexts
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This note was uploaded on 10/22/2010 for the course ASB 326 taught by Professor Falconer during the Fall '08 term at ASU.

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Lec 8 Animals - Mon. Sept. 21 To Do List Human Impacts on...

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