The Analysis of Urban Animal Bone Assemblages
A handbook for archaeologists
by Terry O’Connor
Practical and analytical procedures are set out in detail, with discussion of the strengths and weaknesses of different methods of data analysis and presentation. Quantification, age at death estimation, and biometrical analysis are each discussed in some detail. The report reviews the description and diagnosis of pathological specimens, arguing for a more systematic approach to this important topic. Also reviewed is the logistical problems and research opportunities presented by sites that yield very large assemblages of bones and the potential of sites that yield only very small assemblages. Lastly, there is discussion of research directions that urban zooarchaeology might take in the medium term.
Info: 228pp, 30 figures
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Terry P O’Connor
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