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Social zooarchaeology : humans and animals in prehistory

Author: Nerissa Russell
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This is the first book to provide an overview and systematic examination of social zooarchaeology, a new approach that takes a holistic view of human-animal relations in the past. Until very recently, zooarchaeology was heavily focused on diet and subsistence economy, especially for prehistoric periods. This book argues that animals have always played much broader roles in human societies: as wealth, companions,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nerissa Russell
ISBN: 9780521767378 0521767377 9780521143110 052114311X
OCLC Number: 723723608
Description: xii, 548 pages ; 26 cm
Contents: Beyond protein and calories --
Animal symbols --
Animals in ritual --
Hunting and humanity --
Extinctions --
Domestication as a human-animal relationship --
Pets and other human-animal relationships --
Animal wealth --
Meat beyond diet --
Studying human-animal relations.
Responsibility: Nerissa Russell.

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This is the first book to provide a systematic overview of social zooarchaeology, which takes a holistic view of human-animal relations in the past. Until recently, archaeological analysis of faunal  Read more...
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'This is the textbook that the zooarchaeological community has needed and been waiting for over the last decade ... Russell has successfully brought together an exceptionally diverse literature into Read more...

 
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