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Exploring Methods of Faunal Analysis: Insights from by Michael A. Glassow,Terry L. Joslin

By Michael A. Glassow,Terry L. Joslin

How does the perform of archaeology make the most of faunal research? Michael Glassow and Terry Joslin's Exploring equipment of Faunal research: Insights from California Archaeology addresses this question. participants to this quantity exhibit how faunal continues to be can be utilized to clarify subsistence, cost, technological platforms, fiscal alternate, social association, model to variability in source distribution and abundance, and the affects of old land use. The sheer occurrence of faunal is still in California archaeological websites implies that such a lot archaeologists operating within the country necessarily needs to provide those assets their shut attention-and but methodological demanding situations stay. The chapters during this thoughtfully edited quantity take on those demanding situations, supplying ideas for making a choice on and mitigating pattern bias and recommending quantitative concepts borrowed from a number of disciplines. the amount additionally offers examples that illustrate using faunal info to check hypotheses derived from microeconomic thought, the applicability of bone and shell chemistry to faunal research, and the relevance of faunal info to addressing matters in biology.

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