Zooarchaeological Interpretation


ANTHR 4264

Anthr/Arkeo 4263. Permission of instructor only.

4 credits

MW 2:45-4:00

Instructor:  Nerissa Russell

This course follows from last semester's Zooarchaeological Method. We will shift our emphasis here from basic skills to interpretation, although you will continue to work with archaeological bones. We will begin by examining topics surrounding the basic interpretation of raw faunal data: sampling, quantification, taphonomy, seasonality. We will then explore how to use faunal data to reconstruct subsistence patterns, social structure, and human-animal relations.

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