Humans as Predators
Optimal Foraging: The Great
Great Basin Research
How do humans choose what to hunt or
Do climate and animal behavior influence
Can humans influence the resources on
How do climate, environm
THREE CHEERS FOR:
Taphonomy is concerned withthe link
between a fossil record and the
prehistoric fauna from which it is derived.
What influences quantification and
interpretation of faunal remains?
Approach developed in 1970s
Need to establish how a faunal
assemblage came to be!
Life history of a fossil or an assemblage
Sampled by carnivores, hunters, etc.
Sampled by water transport, b
Identification and Quantification
From last time
c.f. : compare from Latin confer. Asks
reader to refer to other material
(comparative specimens; R&W)
Palate: for suckling!
Breed: different morphological forms of
Archaeology 382/782, Fall 2013
CAS Room 335, Fridays 10:00am-1:00pm
Dr. Catherine West
Phone: (617) 358-1652
Office: STO 339
Office Hours: Wed and Thurs 9:3011:00AM or by appointment
Salmon: Whats the big deal?
Salmon and Culture
Salmon used in
Introduction to Zooarchaeology
Who am I?
Bone composition and formation
3) Lab Ori