Giovas, Christina M.

Zooarchaeology in Practice

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Table of contents

1. Methods, Methodology, and Zooarchaeology in Practice
Christina M. Giovas, Michelle J. LeFebvre

Part I. Identification and Quantification

2. The History of MNI in North American Zooarchaeology
R. Lee Lyman

3. Contemporary Challenges in Zooarchaeological Specimen Identification
Michelle J. LeFebvre, Ashley E. Sharpe

4. Impact of Analytic Protocols on Archaeofish Abundance, Richness, and Similarity: A Caribbean-Pacific Crossover Study
Christina M. Giovas

Part II. Beyond Quantification: Taphonomy, Fragmentation, and Assemblage Size

5. Bone Taphonomy in Deep Urban Stratigraphy: Case Studies from York, United Kingdom
Clare Rainsford, Terry O’Connor

6. Low-Survival Skeletal Elements Track Attrition, Not Carcass Transport Behavior in Quaternary Large Mammal Assemblages
J. Tyler Faith, Jessica C. Thompson

7. Influence of Bone Survivorship on Taxonomic Abundance Measures
Jacob L. Fisher

8. Shell Fragmentation Beyond Screen-Size and the Reconstruction of Intra-Site Settlement Patterns: A Case Study from the West Coast of South Africa
Antonieta Jerardino

9. The Value in Studying Large Faunal Collections Using Traditional Zooarchaeological Methods: A Case Study from Anglo-Saxon England
Pam J. Crabtree

Part III. Isotopic and Biomolecular Techniques

10. Molluscs and Paleoenvironmental Reconstruction in Island and Coastal Settings: Variability, Seasonality, and Sampling
Catherine F. West, Meghan Burchell, C. Fred T. Andrus

11. Ancient DNA in Zooarchaeology: New Methods, New Questions and Settling Old Debates in Pacific Commensal Studies
Elizabeth Matisoo-Smith

12. Zooarchaeology by Mass Spectrometry (ZooMS) Collagen Fingerprinting for the Species Identification of Archaeological Bone Fragments
Michael Buckley

Part IV. Toward Practical Applications and Broader Syntheses

13. Coming to Terms with Imperfection: Comparative Studies and the Search for Grazing Impacts in Seventeenth Century New Mexico
Emily Lena Jones

14. Zooarchaeology Method and Practice in Classical Archaeology: Interdisciplinary Pathways Forward
Michael MacKinnon

15. Assessing California Mussel (Mytilus californianus) Size Changes Through Deep Time: A Methodological Case Study from San Miguel Island, California
Todd J. Braje, Breana Campbell, Hannah Haas

16. Concluding Remarks
Umberto Albarella

Keywords: Social Sciences, Archaeology

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