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The Resource Social zooarchaeology : humans and animals in prehistory, Nerissa Russell

Social zooarchaeology : humans and animals in prehistory, Nerissa Russell

Label
Social zooarchaeology : humans and animals in prehistory
Title
Social zooarchaeology
Title remainder
humans and animals in prehistory
Statement of responsibility
Nerissa Russell
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This is the first book to provide an overview and systematic examination of social zooarchaeology, a new approach that takes a holistic veiw 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, spirit helpers, socrificial victims, totems, centerpieces of feasts, and objects of taboos, and so on. Exploring the briader significance of ancient animals provides a richer ppicture of past societies, Even those primarily interested in utuilitarian aspects of animal use need to account for that social factors that shaped zooarchaeological assemblages as much as taphonomic processes"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
MNU
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1957-
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Russell, Nerissa
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Animal remains (Archaeology)
  • Human remains (Archaeology)
  • Social archaeology
  • Human-animal relationships
Label
Social zooarchaeology : humans and animals in prehistory, Nerissa Russell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ocn769420169
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xii, 548 p.
Isbn
9780521767378
Lccn
2011020299
Label
Social zooarchaeology : humans and animals in prehistory, Nerissa Russell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ocn769420169
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xii, 548 p.
Isbn
9780521767378
Lccn
2011020299

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