ZOOARCHAEOLOGY AND ANCIENT DIETS
Zooarchaeology: identification and analysis of faunal species from archaeological sites as an aid
to reconstruction of human diets and to understand the contemporary environment at the time of
Types of evidence
Some important facts are summarized in the following table on the Lower Paleolithic,
Middle Paleolithic, Upper Paleolitihic, Mesolithic, and Neolithic Ages.
years ago 300K years
ArticleThe New York African Burial Ground Project
Federal government knowingly tried to put a building essentially on top of a burial ground.
Federal government knowingly did not comply with legal scientific requirements as mandated by
COGNITIVE ARCHAEOLOGY: the study of past ways of thought and symbolic
structures from material remains.
Cognitive-processual archaeology: Alternative to materialistic orientation of the
functional-processual approach, it is concerned with 1- the integrati
ARCHAEOLOGICAL INNOVATIONS AND HUMAN ORIGINS
may refer to categorization, the process in which ideas and objects are recognized,
differentiated, and understood.
field of science that encompasses the description, identification, nom
THEORY AND CULTURE CHANGE
Mechanisms for culture change:
Diffusion - of beliefs into culture, or objects (stone tools, artwork, letter formation in
Innovation - modes of production (Bottom of the Barrel mode of culture)
Emulation - high profil
Article- The Amaknak Bridge Site
ThemeUntil recent years the prehistory of the Aleutians has been based on the view that
long-term environmental stability and relative cultural isolation had combined to create a
remarkably conservative archaeological trad
Intensification, Origins, and Consequences of Agriculture
Holocene: geolithic era that followed the Pleistocene; the end of the ice age. It was
marked by changing environments and landscapes, advances in human species,
sedentism, domestication of plants a
PALEOENVIRONMENTS AND CULTURAL IMPACTS
Pleistocene: Ice Age(1.7 mill years ago to 10K years ago)
Holocene: interglacial period we live in now that covers past 10K years. Climatic
fluctuations are recorded in deep-sea cores, ice cores, and sediments with p
BIOARCHAEOLOGY AND THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF SLAVERY
ailments, job, nutrition, etc is reflected on bones.
Bioarchaeology: the study of human remains from archaeological sites
African Burial Ground
Sex and Age
Dental eruption schedules - baby teeth vs permanent t