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Social zooarchaeology : humans and animals in prehistory, Nerissa Russell

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Social zooarchaeology : humans and animals in prehistory
Title
Social zooarchaeology
Title remainder
humans and animals in prehistory
Statement of responsibility
Nerissa Russell
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 evidence has primarily focused on the role of animals in the human diet and subsistence economy. This book, however, argues that animals have always played many more roles in human societies: as wealth, companions, spirit helpers, sacrificial victims, totems, centerpieces of feasts, objects of taboos, and more. These social factors are as significant as taphonomic processes in shaping animal bone assemblages. Nerissa Russell uses evidence derived from not only zooarchaeology, but also ethnography, history and classical studies, to suggest the range of human-animal relationships and to examine their importance in human society. Through exploring the significance of animals to ancient humans, this book provides a richer picture of past societies
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UkCbUP
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1957-
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Russell, Nerissa
Dewey number
930.1
Index
index present
LC call number
CC79.5.A5
LC item number
R87 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Animal remains (Archaeology)
  • Human remains (Archaeology)
  • Social archaeology
  • Human-animal relationships
  • Prehistoric peoples
  • Rites and ceremonies, Prehistoric
  • Animals and civilization
Label
Social zooarchaeology : humans and animals in prehistory, Nerissa Russell
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
CR9781139019712
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 548 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780521767378
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Social zooarchaeology : humans and animals in prehistory, Nerissa Russell
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
CR9781139019712
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 548 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780521767378
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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